Two new centres have been launched to provide victims of sexual crime with support, counselling and advice. The centres are located in Grantham, Lincolnshire and Crawley, West Sussex.
These centres are in keeping with the government’s commitment to open 15 new support facilities throughout the country.
You can view the press release here.
Catherine Mill said:
About time too.
We also need sanctuaries for victims of DV to recover too . Properly trained professionals in PTSD, etc rather than dragging them through the court process within days of coming forward and trying to escape. I only know from experience.
Too many victims being told to seek work and forced to relive their experiences in job centers and then they collapse. suffer heart attacks, strokes etc and no one speaks on that. Not that I see anyway.
Hi Catherine, yes, it’s a good step forward. I hope the centres provide effective support and keep women safe from further harm.
I agree! ‘The system’ certainly exacerbated my own symptoms to an unmanageable level. I’ve read online (in a recent MPs questions in Parliament thing) that one constituent with PTSD (from sexual assault) attempted suicide because of The Work Programme pressures. Her MP said there were no other words for it but her constituent was being ‘persecuted by the state’. Strong words.
How awful. That’s the kind of lack of common sense that is all too often a part of these structures.