Supporting the REACH services, NHS Trust
Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse with REACH, A&E Department, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
The REACH Services, which is based in the A&E Department of Guy’s & St Thomas’, NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with BCBN and with the aid of your generosity appointed a multi-lingual Domestic Abuse Advisor to provide in reach services to those patients who disclose domestic abuse during their attendance.This invaluable service assists both female and male victims of all backgrounds, ages and if required, their children. The demographics are hugely diverse, the referrals received by the REACH Team reflect this.As the prolonged period of austerity and cuts continues, the pressure on the REACH team has significantly increased, with far fewer outreach services patients can be referred to once discharged from hospital. The REACH team would struggle to maintain its level of service without your generous donations, it is your donation which is helping to sustain their life-changing work.
“This will be the 4th year that BCBN has provided funding for our multi-lingual domestic abuse advisor. This post is crucial to the REACH service as our patients come from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures and having a specialist member of staff who can communicate with them in their first language is particularly valuable in times of crisis and trauma.”
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital
For just £11 you donated a vulnerable adult or child is saved from the harm of existing in an abusive, toxic environment and from further risk of further incidents of violence and abuse. Thank you to our donors and supporters for your generosity, helping us to sustain the REACH services’ life-changing work, in providing much needed assistance to disadvantaged people in vulnerable relationships and social support to families in crisis, helping them to rebuild their lives.