Trust House Lancashire has received a £200 donation from Redrow that has enabled them to continue to support those most at risk throughout Covid.
Trust House Lancashire is a Rape & Sexual Assault Support Centre, offering support and counselling to survivors of sexual abuse. Although based in Preston, the charity provides support for children and adults across Lancashire. It’s free for all service users.
Catherine Smith, CEO of Trust House Lancashire, says: “Prior to lockdown, the charity operated from several satellite sites to make attending face to face sessions more accessible for the parents, carers and children by being nearer to where they live.
“When lockdown struck, we had to adapt our ways of working to continue to offer our support. The money from Redrow was used to purchase phones, sim cards and headsets so we could speak over the phone to anyone who needed our help.”
Catherine adds: “Counselling and other trauma informed support can help to minimise the impact on the victim and assist them in being able to live their life in the best way possible. By providing opportunities for counselling, therapy and support for victims and their families, this can be a really positive step for them and for their futures.”
Trust House Lancashire is one of twelve groups and good causes that have shared £5000 from our Leyland community fund. These funds are set up to provide support to communities close to where they build.
Sian Pitt, sales director at our Lancashire division adds: “This charity is vital in providing support to those who need it most and I’m so pleased our donation has enabled their volunteers to continue to aid abuse survivors.”