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New fund to support survivors of in care abuse

7 Dec 2016

A new fund has been set up to allow survivors of in care abuse in Scotland to access services that they need. The fund is called the In Care Survivor Support Fund.

 The aim is to allow survivors to identify their own needs and the support that they think will be the most beneficial to them. Support could include: 

  • activities within the local community
  • counselling
  • psychological trauma support
  • housing and benefit advice
  • access to records
  • work and education. 

The In Care Survivor Support Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and is run by a group of organisations. This group includes the Mental Health Foundation, Health in Mind, Penumbra and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. 

The In Care Survivor Support Fund is replacing the existing In Care Survivors Service Scotland. As the names of the two services are very similar, the In Care Survivor Support Fund is in the process of developing a new name. The new name is likely to be in use from early 2017. 

There is more information about the In Care Survivor Support Fund on the website at icssf.scot/ If you would like any leaflets or posters about the fund, please email engagement@icssf.scot or phone 0141 465 9228.

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