£90k grant to help victims

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Norton-based Community Counselling will be able to continue its support for people who have experienced sexual abuse of domestic violence, thanks to a new grant.

The Henry Smith Charity is providing £90,000 to support the project at Stanley Harrison House, Norton, and Brook Square surgery, Scarborough, over the next three years.

The project will also be provided at Kirkbymoorside surgery from this summer thanks to an additional funding grant from Ryedale District Council.

Counsellors can treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as well.

The funding pays for ongoing training and clinical supervision to help maintain the organisation’s professional service.

Both services are free at the point of use and can be accessed by people aged 18 and over. People can access the service by getting a referral from their GP or they can self-refer by using the contact form on the Community Counselling website – www.community-counselling.org.uk.

Karen Chapman, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Community Counselling, said: This is excellent news for our clients. The grant from the Henry Smith Charity is an acknowledgment of the commitment to quality and professionalism by the staff and volunteers at Community Counselling.”

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