18th September 2018
SRC had a special visit today from The High Sheriff of Suffolk, George Vestey DL. Our Trustees Jo & Kat along with staff members Amy and Claire sat down with him and told him all about our service and the importance of the work we do here in Suffolk. He was very interested in the services we provide and made some suggestions for links with other agencies which we will be looking into – He even posed for a photo with our Trustees!
20th August 2018 – Exciting times at SRC
We are recruiting! we are looking for lots of new lovely ladies to join our team. First off we are looking to expand our [already wonderful] volunteer team by adding some administration and fundraising volunteers as well as some new helpline volunteers to our team. We will be holding a volunteer open evening on Monday 24th September at 6:30pm in our Ipswich office so why not come along and find out more about who we are, what we do and what we can offer our volunteers?
We are also looking for a Volunteer and helpline co-ordinator to join our team, so if you are passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence and have experience of co-ordinating and training a team of volunteers why not apply?
More information on both volunteering and the volunteer co-ordinator role can be found here
7th June 2018 – Lush Fundraising Event
At the beginning of May we all headed off to Lush in Ipswich for the weekend to promote our services and raise some money through their charity pots. In total Lush raised £204.56 for us – a fantastic amount which will go towards running our services here in Suffolk. The wonderful people of Ipswich also donated £20.00 by popping their spare change into our donation pots. We loved getting out and chatting to people about our services and hopefully our Lush weekend will be the one of many events we will be heading to in the near future – So look out for our purple banners.
24th May 2018 – Domestic Abuse Bill Consultation
The Government are currently consulting on the proposed Domestic Abuse Bill. Suffolk Rape Crisis have responded highlighting our concerns about the narrow remit of this proposed Bill and the notable absence of sexual violence from the consultation and impact assessment. In our response we highlight the following 6 points:
- The need to create a Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Bill which addresses the needs of victims/survivors of sexual violence
- The provision of ring-fenced, long-term centralised government funding for Rape Crisis Centres that allows them to respond to demand on their services
- Improvements in local commissioning processes to ensure that independent specialist support is provided to victims/survivors
- Migrant women living in “hostile environment” must be included
- The ratification and full implementation of the Istanbul Convention obligations
- That the £1 million funding allocation for a Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s office is instead diverted to frontline services
You can read our full response here.
We will be at Suffolk New College on Wednesday 5th September 2018 as part of their induction week! Why not come along and say Hi and pick up a wristband?