This was shared with us from colleagues in the Mental Health Foundation – please contact them on the details below as we are not involved with this event.
The In Care Survivor Support Fund opened in September 2016 to support those who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. Recently, we’ve been holding some engagement events with survivors to share how the Fund could help them and to gather their feedback.
We plan to host an information session in Inverness for professional support organisations and agencies, so you can find out more about the Fund, how it could provide support to individuals that may be known to you, and to meet the people who are managing the Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Date: Monday 14 November
Location: Centre for Health Science,
Phase 1, first floor
Old Perth Road
Inverness IV2 3JH
If you or one of your colleagues would like to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more please also contact us using email@example.com. We will be looking to organise more events in the future including events with survivors.
In the mean time you can read more about the Fund below or at www.icssf.scot
IN CARE SURVIVOR SUPPORT FUND
The In Care Survivor Support Fund is for people who were abused or neglected as children while living in care in Scotland.
‘In care’ includes living in residential or foster care, living in a boarding school (state, private or independent), having a long-term stay in hospital or spending time in a Young Offender’s Institution. Even if the survivor no longer lives in Scotland, support can still be received.
To register for the Fund, only basic contact details are required – a name, contact details and location are the only information needed. The individual will not be asked to provide any personal history.
If they do not wish to contact the Fund directly themselves, then with their permission, others can get in touch on their behalf. This could be a relative, friend or support worker.
A meeting will then be arranged with a Support Coordinator to agree a package of support that will best suit the survivor’s needs.
This may include but is not restricted to:
* activities within the local community
* counselling or other appropriate therapies
* psychological trauma support
* housing and benefit advice
* access to records
* work and education advice and support