We’re Scrapping Our Fees
The last 18 months have been a challenge for all of us. When the pandemic began and we went into the first lockdown, isolation and uncertainty took over. Coupled with the financial and health worries created by Covid-19, it’s clear how any one of us could have been overcome with fear.
But, in the face of that fear we have seen whole communities of people come together to support one another. Here at SurvivorsUK, we’ve found connection online with all of you – survivors, allies, and clients both past and present. We couldn’t be more thankful for your patience and support during this time, and if one thing’s become certain to us – it’s that we need to work harder to make our service more accessible to all of you.
That’s why we’ve taken the decision to remove all counselling fees from our work.
This will hopefully minimise some of those financial worries created by the pandemic and help every survivor to access our services regardless of their circumstances.
Now, SurvivorsUK has felt the impact of Covid-19 too. We’ve lost a significant proportion of our income from donations and fee contributions as people have struggled through the economic and social turmoil.
But, because we understand this struggle, we have decided to scrap those fees. Instead, we ask that anyone who feels able and willing to sign up for regular donations. Whatever size your frequent donation is, it will work towards ensuring that we can continue to provide our services to as many survivors as possible.
These donations will go towards sustaining and growing the crucial aspects of the community we are building together at SurvivorsUK. It will keep our national helpline open, provide trauma-informed counselling to whoever needs it and even bring LGBTQIA+ and BAM survivor groups together to share their experiences and journey to healing.
Just £10 a month could enable 20 survivors a year to access a trauma-support workshop while on the waiting list for our core therapeutic work.
£20 a month could support a survivor to access our tailored groupwork, such as our black and minority ethnic group or our trans and non-binary group.
A one-off donation of £10 could support a survivor to access Clinic26, a place for men and non-binary people to receive sexual health advice in a safe and supportive environment.
A one-off donation of £50 could support a survivor to attend a 1:1 session of trauma-informed counselling.
It is the generosity of individuals and funders that enables us to support so many of our clients. If you feel you can contribute, please donate via Enthuse, or text SURVIVORSUK followed by your donation amount to 70460. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.
If you would like to know more about our work and other ways to support us, please do get in contact with Jamie, our Development Officer, at [email protected].