PEACE IV Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors 2017-2021

The overall aim of PEACE IV – Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors is to improve the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors.  This programme will target hard to reach and marginalised individuals and communities that have suffered as a result of the Troubles/Conflict, through the development, implementation and co-ordination of a number of new and innovative initiatives.

The VSS opened a call for applications under the Victims Support Programme and PEACE IV in November 2016. 55 organisations were successful in securing funding through these programmes to deliver Health and Wellbeing services to victims and survivors and to establish a network of Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers and advocacy support services.

Through these programmes, the VSS aims to improve the health and wellbeing of victims and survivors of the conflict/troubles by providing funding to community and voluntary organisations to deliver services including:

Victims Support Programme

  • Counselling/Psychological Therapies
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Personal Development Programmes
  • Welfare Support
  • Truth, Justice and Acknowledgement
  • Social Support

PEACE IV Shared Spaces and Services

  • Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers
  • Advocacy Support Workers – Truth, Justice and Acknowledgement

Both programmes complement each other and will help to integrate and co-ordinate the community, statutory and statutory sector to assist individual victims and survivors to develop and build positive relationships and independence.

 

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A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body