New Contract for the West Midlands Adult Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) 

30 April 2024

From 1st May 2024, the West Midlands Adult Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) will be managed by Mountain Healthcare (for an initial five-year period). These services have previously been under G4S management. 

This contract includes the following SARCs: 

  • Horizon SARC – Birmingham (West Midlands) 
  • Grange Park SARC – Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire)
  • Blue Sky Centre SARC – Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
  • The Glade SARC: Hub – Bransford (Herefordshire and Worcestershire); Spoke – Telford (Shropshire) (West Mercia). 

Mountain Healthcare is a leading Health and Justice provider, experienced in the provision of specialist care for children and adults who have experienced sexual assault, including rape. Mountain Healthcare brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the local health economy, which has been developed through its existing provision of the West Midlands Regional Children and Young People Sexual Assault Service (CYPSAS). 

The West Midlands Adults SARCs (Horizon, Grange Park, Blue Sky Centre, and The Glade) will continue to provide integrated clinical and forensic care to adults aged 18 and over and young people aged 16 and 17 (where clinically appropriate) who have experienced any form of sexual assault. 

SARC services are available to the public for free, 24/7/365, by appointment only. The service provides acute trauma-informed healthcare and support and forensic medical examinations. 

We also offer direct provision of specialist sexual violence fast-track counselling sessions, and referrals to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), as well as referrals into aftercare services, which address physical and mental health, emotional and social well-being, and wider ongoing needs.  

Service users can be referred by the Police or they have the option to self-refer directly to the SARC service; this means that they can still receive important healthcare, without Police involvement (forensic evidence can be stored at the SARC if they later want to convert to a Police referral). Agencies can contact the SARC for advice and discuss referrals into the service with their consent.  

Anyone can contact the SARCs for advice and discuss the options available to them.  

Important new contact details

West Midlands Adult SARC Locations: 

The Horizon SARC will remain at the same location in Birmingham (West Midlands) 

Horizon SARC
Hodge Hill Primary Care Centre,
Roughlea Avenue, 
B36 8ND.   

The Grange Park SARC will remain at the same location in Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire) 

Grange Park 
Cobridge Community Health Centre,
Church Terrace,
ST6 2JN.  

The Blue-Sky Centre SARC will remain at the same location in Nuneaton (Warwickshire) 

Blue Sky Centre
George Eliot Hospital, 
College Street, 
CV10 7DJ. 

The Glade SARC – Bransford (Herefordshire and Worcestershire) will remain at the same location.     

Bransford Address:
The Glade 
WR6 5JD     

Telford (Shropshire) will remain at the same location.   

Telford Address:
The Glade,
30 West Road,
Telford  TF1 2BB 

West Midlands Adults SARC Referral and Advice Telephone Numbers for Professionals and Self-referrals 

For advice and referrals (self-referrals and Police/professional referrals) to the West Midlands Adult SARCs, please call the Mountain Healthcare Pathway Support Service number 0330 223 0099 (available 24/7/365). 

West Midlands Adult SARC Websites

Horizon SARC:    

Grange Park SARC:

Blue Sky Centre SARC: 

The Glade SARC:

West Midlands Adult SARC Primary Emails  

For all service requests, please use the new emails below (monitored 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday) 

Horizon SARC:  

Grange Park SARC:  

Blue Sky Centre SARC:   

The Glade SARC: 

Being awarded this contract not only validates our dedication to providing excellent patient care but also inspires us to reach greater heights,” added Emelia Spencer, National SARC and Secure Estate Director, Mountain Healthcare. “We extend our gratitude to all our staff, partners, and stakeholders who have been instrumental in this incredible journey so far, and we welcome the addition of the West Midlands Adult SARCs to Mountain Healthcare’s SARC portfolio.”  

Note: Services for children and young people aged 0-17 (and 18–25-year-olds with complex needs) should continue to be referred to the existing West Midlands Regional Children and Young People Sexual Assault Service (CYPSAS) on 0330 223 0099. You can access the service website here:

For help after rape and sexual assault, visit - Help after rape and sexual assault – NHS (