Who can get support?
Outreach@SRC is available to all women and girls age 14 and over who are survivors of any form of sexual violence across Suffolk.
- Outreach@SRC is a support service. An outreach worker can work alongside you on a range of practical issues that you feel you want to address to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing.
- You will be at the centre of the work, making choices about what is right for you
- The emotional and practical support offered will be tailored to the needs you have identified with your Outreach Worker in your first meeting together.
- Outreach@SRC can offer an empowering space to work creatively and practically.
What can the service offer?
– to improve confidence & self-esteem
– Reduce stress in various parts of your life and be able to feel in control of your choices.
– Support if you are feeling isolated
– Support with social anxiety
-Practical support to connect with voluntary/ statutory services
– Access counselling; support groups; alternative therapies
– Support with Benefits; debt; housing issues; money problems; budgeting
-Exploring health; fitness; food plans; shopping; getting out & about
– Getting back into education; courses
– Support to attend appointments
– Support with Criminal Justice System
– Anything to make day to day life more manageable when you are not feeling it is
Outreach@SRC can also offer Advocacy – being a voice for you as a survivor- To advocate for you. The Action for Advocacy ‘Advocacy charter’ describes it as: “Taking action to help people say what they want; secure what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need. Advocates and advocacy schemes work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice”
Your Outreach worker will work alongside you to achieve your goal/s, small or large, led by you and for you. Anything that you need to allow you to feel more in control and lessen your load…..
Where do I see an Outreach Worker?
We want to make the service as accessible, flexible and needs lead as possible. We want to reach rural parts of Suffolk
- Suffolk Rape Crisis Premises in either Ipswich or BSE
- A place of their choice
– Wherever is easiest and most comfortable for you
– Coffee shops
– Your own home
– We can also offer online Video Support or Telephone support
How to refer
If you would like to self-refer to our outreach service please download the form below, complete it and return it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday on (01473) 231200 or complete the ‘contact us’ form here and someone will get back to you.
We are happy to take referral from agencies for clients in the Suffolk area, to refer someone please complete the agency referral form below and return it via e-mail to email@example.com.