Support

The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and conflict. With over 20 years of experience, we believe that addressing the causes of violence before, during and after conflict situations is the most effective way possible to promote peace. Our projects and programmes work within three main areas; prevention, resolution and response.

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Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation

Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation The Peace Foundation wants you to feel safe, confident, and reassured when you visit the Peace Centre or...

Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation The Peace Foundation wants you to feel safe, confident, and reassured when you visit the Peace Centre or when our team works at your location. We are introducing several new measures to protect you and our team. Our commitments to you We adopt best practice in line with the latest guidelines from HM Government, the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, and our regulators and commissioners. We reserve the right to adopt additional practice steps that we deem to be necessary, proportionate, and safe. Visitors to the Peace Centre will experience a high level of bio-secure measures to balance safety without compromising the warm and friendly welcome people expect when they visit our building and grounds. Our refreshed approach to practice will adopt a ‘blended curriculum’ utilising remote learning and contact as appropriate based on need and risk. When we visit you or work at remote locations, we will adopt any local or organisation working practices as well as adopting the measures set out in this leaflet. The Peace Centre The Peace Centre, during the crisis lockdown is designated an NHS support facility and has adopted regulated protocols. This has given us a unique view of what is needed to operate our building to the highest standards and in implementing bio secure control (copies of our policy are available for review upon request). Our site is multi-purpose and areas will be designated as ‘red’ or ‘green’ zones. Red zones are not in general use. Green zones are open for access within operating protocols that ensure we can ensure safety. Building signage is adapted to establish safe access and egress to the site and to ensure a distanced flow around the building and grounds. All our site booking hosts receive a safety induction to ensure they fully understand the measures in place on the site to protect them and others; guidance signage will  be clearly displayed at entrances, in sensitive areas such as our bath rooms and in any shared spaces. Our housekeepers clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual during this period and use appropriate cleaning products – we will ‘deep clean’ if necessary. The Peace Centre has measures in place to enable anyone on site to abide by social distancing guidance. Our catering is rated as five stars for food hygiene which reflects the excellent standards we maintain on our premises. We are taking additional precautions during this time. We offer clean welfare facilities and hand washing points and sanitisers across the site, most bathrooms use push button taps, are well stocked with soap and paper hand towels. We will supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds, more often than usual, with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues. This practice will be mandatory and encouraged by all. Our team may wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if appropriate. A blended curriculum – an approach to distanced, and locational...

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Victims of Terrorism Support

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand...

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand what you have been through? The victims of terrorism support, managed by the Peace Foundation, provides free practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by a terrorist incident. Peace Foundation peer-to-peer support network – how it works This service is free and confidential and available to all people in the United Kingdom who have experienced terrorism at home or abroad as a direct victim, survivor, or direct witness, or within immediate family or friendship group. It offers access to a network managed by the Peace Foundation and a series of events and specialised interventions that bring together people with shared experiences to support each other. The support looks at what people who have experienced terrorism have in common, allow access to others who may have been through similar circumstances and aims to assist people to cope and, where possible recover. The facilitation team ‘triage’ all people referred and follow ‘do no harm’ practice.  At the initial engagement we will agree an individual needs plan. People are invited to meet in person/online and any extended impacts (e.g. a child will be seen with parents, other family members or) will be explored. A ‘keep in touch’ (communication – type and frequency) agreement, setting all parameters of contact, will form part of the individual needs plan. The service includes: Access to one to one and other facilitated discussions about topics or difficulties, a befriending service, all facilitated by the Peace Foundation Group activities together from subject level discussions to active events bringing people together (self-help or support group) Access online to a curated private social media network and community and backed with ‘chat’ facility to a professional along with a dedicated support portal Regular updates such as newsletters and, alongside key events (anniversaries, new incidents etc.) access to emails, phone calls or text message alerts. Some keynote calendar events (webinars or seminars) delivered by our professional partners that look at: Legal aspects impacting terrorism victims (partner - Browne Jacobson LLP) PR, media, and communications (partner - No Brainer PR) Forming an In-Memoriam cause or entity e.g. charity, social enterprise (partner - The Fundraising Agency) Health and Well Being (partner - Nikki Lester Consultancy) Working to counter terrorism (The Peace Foundation alumni and facilitators) Families Living with Trauma (partner - Nikki Lester Consultancy) In addition, our professional partners offer several ‘experts’ one to one sessions for those people seeking more in-depth peer to peer support. Northern Ireland Troubles The Peace Foundation employs a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker who can assist victims of this conflict, domiciled in Great Britain, to access services, information, and support to improve their health and wellbeing. They have experience of working with victims and survivors and understand that needs can be complex and can change over time.  Our Health & Wellbeing Caseworker will discuss needs and help access services and support to meet...