The team at Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Guildford is gearing up to mark UK Charity Week, as we come to the end of a challenging and unprecedented year.
As the UK comes out of lockdown and heads into the tier system, RASASC Guildford has worked hard to adapt services to ensure they can continue to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse across Surrey.
Both their Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), counselling services and helpline have adapted to remote ways of working to effectively meet survivors needs during the current restrictions. RASASC are also dealing with the rise in demand for rape and sexual abuse provision created by the pandemic, which is placing extra strain on already overstretched services.
Chief Executive Officer Lesley Devonport said:
“The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to adapt in ways we could never have foreseen, but we have worked tirelessly to ensure we can continue to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse from across Surrey.
“We’re very much looking forward to celebrating the work of our staff, volunteers and supporters this UK Charity Week, and we are grateful to all of them for continuing to support us through this incredibly challenging year.”
As an official partner of UK Charity Week, RASASC will be marking the week through the daily themes, such as celebrating RASASC’s achievements, encouraging supporters to take 5, taking on a big bake and shouting about the work of our volunteers.