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Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation

he Foundation’s very first programme was the ‘Tim Parry Scholarship’* (above). New projects were developed and in 2001, the Foundation undertook a study looking at the specific needs of GB based victims of the Northern Ireland conflict. From this report, work began to provide  support and assistance to those victims.

Terrorist attacks, such as ‘9/11’ and ‘7/7’, which came after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, led to the Foundation developing new programmes, working not only with young people but also adults and communities across Britain, in building peace and conflict resolution skills.

Our work is made up of projects that evolve to keep pace with contemporary challenges.  We focus on young people, offering leadership development, and work with those who are at risk from violence and extremism.

We work with women’s groups to build their skills, recognising their unique abilities to influence their families and their communities.

We help British and British-based citizens who are victims or survivors of terrorism in this country or overseas.

Ulster Human Rights Watch

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

VSS Profile

Ulster Human Rights Watch promotes human rights in Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom as well as in other European countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, including the Republic of Ireland. UHRW is also an expert member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network Voice of the Victims of Terrorism (RAN-VVT) set up by the European Commission to counter radicalisation.

Vision: Truth and justice for victims and survivors of terrorism.

Mission: Advocacy which attains closure for victims and survivors of terrorism.

Aim: To resolve complex case issues to the satisfaction of victims and survivors of terrorism by applying a principle-based approach.

The organisations values are:

  • Honesty towards victims and survivors of terrorism
  • Empathy with victims and survivors of terrorism
  • Efficiency in service for victims and survivors of terrorism
  • Fairness towards victims and survivors of terrorism
  • No charge for victims and survivors of terrorism
  • Support for all victims and survivors of terrorism equally
  • Confidentiality

In Furtherance of its Aim UHRW Seeks To:

  • Cultivate public sentiment in favour of human rights and the Judeo-Christian interpretation of such rights
  • Raise awareness of human rights by taking part in public consultations
  • Advance education in human rights by organising seminars, conferences and training programmes
  • Support the enforcement of the law in individual cases investigated by the LIB, PONI, PSNI or referred to the courts in Northern Ireland.

The Ulster Human Rights Watch Advocacy Service supports families across Northern Ireland that have been bereaved or have had members physically and mentally injured as a result of terrorism.

It is important to note that the advocacy services provided are not legal services, and UHRW do not provide any other trauma related support service. They do however support clients through a guaranteed referral process to verified partners specialising in these areas.

Paper Trail

Paper Trail offers specialised and targeted legacy archive research to the legal profession, the media and academia throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

We also work closely with human rights and victims’ groups that represent families affected by the conflict.

Paper Trail is a social enterprise and charity which helps ordinary families access official information buried in archives for decades. The profits we generate will be reinvested to allow us to help other families in their pursuit of truth.

Together, the information we find will benefit them and future generations, for history informs us all.

Wounded Police and Families Association

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

For information about the activities and support offered by this organisation, please contact VSS on 028 9027 9100.

Useful key words:
Ex-services community
Ex-security services community
Ex-military community

WAVE Trauma Centre

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

The overall aim of the WAVE Trauma Centre as a cross-community, voluntary, regional organisation is to offer care and support to anyone bereaved, injured or traumatised through the ‘Troubles’ of Northern Ireland.

Since its establishment in 1991, WAVE has offered direct support to over 5,000 individuals; a cross-section of adults, young people and children with over 2,000 people currently engaged in support provision. Typically, over 650 new referrals are received across the organisation each year.

Service delivery includes Counselling; Complementary Therapy; Welfare Advice; Outreach support & Peer Support; Creative and Psycho-Educational projects, Accredited Trauma Training; Transgenerational / Youth services; Advocacy & Casework Service; Truth, Justice & Acknowledgement. Services are delivered regionally across five project centres located in Belfast, Omagh, Armagh, Derry / Londonderry and Ballymoney with associated satellite provision.

Recent developments include the expansion of Clinical Services provision in rural areas and the extension of Trauma Training into Bosnia Herzegovina. If you have been affected by the Troubles and need someone to talk to, please contact us for help.

Useful key words:
CBT
The Disappeared
WAVE Injured Group
Psychoeducation
International reach

VAST (Victims and Survivors Trust)

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

The Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST) is a member based organisation established in 1998 serving people who have been affected by the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. Our members meet the legal definition of a victim as outlined in Article 3 of the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

Our four strategic aims are

1. Create a place of safety for victims and survivors where they can gain access to services that will improve their individual personal wellbeing.
2. Enable victims and survivors to remember, share their story and listen to others so they can feel valued and supported.
3. Enable victims and survivors to reconnect and recover from their traumatic experiences.
4. Deliver a professional community centred response to the needs of individuals directly affected by the conflict based on research evidence and best practice.

In order to achieve these aims and objectives the Trust delivers a wide variety of services to members including social support, psychological support and truth and justice advocacy.

USCA Omagh

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

For information about the activities and support offered by this organisation, please contact VSS on 028 9027 9100.

Useful key words:
Ex-services community
Ex-security services community
Ex-military community

UDR Regimental Association Enniskillen

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

For information about the activities and support offered by this organisation, please contact VSS on 028 9027 9100.

Useful key words:
Ex-services community
Ex-security services community
Ex-military community

UDR Coleraine

This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides.

Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.

We are an ex-service organisation offering support to former members of the UDR and their families.

We aim to honour and remember our comrades who lost their lives during 22 years of unremitting operations in Northern Ireland when 197 Soldiers in the Regiment were killed during service and 53 killed after they had left the Regiment.

We care for our comrades and their families who have suffered and are still suffering both physically and emotionally.

We strive to build a better and brighter future for our members and their families through our core values of Remembrance, Honouring and Caring.

Useful key words:
Ex-services community
Ex-security services community
Ex-military community