RISE’s statement on the future of the organisation and local domestic abuse service provision

Posted February, 2021

Find out the latest information about local domestic abuse service provision in Brighton and Hove for 2021.

RISE’s statement on the future of the organisation and local domestic abuse service provision - 12th February 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we have lost local council funding for some of our services as of the 1st of April 2021. We want to reassure survivors that there will still be local domestic abuse service provision, with a different provider. RISE will also still be offering some of our services to local families.

Brighton women’s refuge, as well as casework and some group work will no longer be provided by us. Despite our sadness about this decision, we are working hard to ensure there is an efficient and safe transition of the services to the new providers. All key services will continue to run under the new contract.

RISE are still running essential services such as specialist one-to-one therapy, therapeutic survivor groups, the LGBTQ+ refuge, our work with children and families and our community engagement project.

Whilst we have retained these services, we are concerned about what Dr Anusree Biswas Sasidharan, Community Representative, called “fragmented” service provision, where local survivors no longer have one port of call when seeking help.

Domestic abuse survivor Nicola Benge has started a Change Dot Org petition to Brighton and Hove City Council, which you can sign here >>
*PLEASE NOTE: Any donations given on the change.org platform go to them, not to RISE. Please only donate directly to us.*

Instead, please consider becoming a regular donor to help RISE continue to offer reassurance and continuity of our remaining services to survivors.

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For an updated statement please click here >>

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