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Community Support & Services

Community Support & Services

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The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) funds and works in partnership with 49 community and voluntary organisations across NI and beyond to deliver health and wellbeing support and survivors within local communities to over 12,000 victims and survivors per year.

This includes:

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

This support and these services are funded by The Executive Office.

In addition to the support and services listed above, the PEACE IV – Shared Spaces and Services – Victims and Survivors programme also provides additional funding to target hard to reach and marginalised individuals and communities that have suffered as a result of the Troubles, through the development, implementation and co-ordination of a number of new and innovative initiatives.

These include:

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  • The establishment of a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker Network
  • The establishment of an Advocacy Support Network
  • A resilience programme to address the individual needs of victims and survivors, including level one and level two mental health interventions
  • Development of the capacity of the sector through training and development (to meet national and regional standards), research and improved regulation

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