19/06/2020 - Published by

Updated 22nd July 2020

During the ‘crisis’ period, the Peace Foundation will operate as follows:

The Peace Foundation will continue to support victims of violent conflict (war and terrorism) through ‘remote contact’ and our caseworkers and clinical professionals will continue to offer all support.  Anyone needing support should contact SAN@peace-foundation.org.uk

The Peace Foundation will offer health and well-being support services to victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles domiciled in Great Britain, and in addition will administer an enhanced Covid 19 welfare support package to certain victims in parity with provision being made available in Northern Ireland.

The programmes offered in counter terrorism safeguarding (PREVENT), counter extremism and community cohesion are recommencing in July and August as we gain access to key education and community locations.  Our community work has already restarted.  All employees working on these programmes, along with our support colleagues, are returning to work, although based from their homes.  We have a new approach to bio security and a blended curriculum of distanced working using technology solutions and carefully planned on site interventions.

The Peace Centre in Warrington is closed to the public.  The Peace Foundation HQ, the Warrington Youth Club and the NSPCC Service Centre are closed.  The Peace Centre is contracted as an NHS Care Centre and only designated ‘key worker’ Peace Centre and authorised partner employees will enter the building during this period under strict infection control protocols.  Our guests, which include the NHS acute hospital doctors, and children of NHS hospital workers, will be welcomed as part of the new operating procedure.  This service will continue until September 2020.

The continued operation of the Peace Foundation at this time has been made possible by the generosity of the Steve Morgan Foundation, the Rank Foundation, commissioning by the Northern Ireland Victims and Survivors Service, the Youth Endowment Fund, and the Warrington and Halton NHS  Hospitals Trust, and by the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

We will continue to review and update our beneficiaries on a regular basis. www.peace-foundation.org.uk

Our bio secure policy and practice is now published and can be read here.