Service Director, Louise Williams.
Louise joined us in April 2016. Louise represents the South West region on the Board of Trustees of Rape Crisis England and Wales – the national organisation to which Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support is affiliated.
Specialist Support Workers
We have two specialist support workers – Christina, and Zareen – who give one-to-one therapeutic emotional support to each survivor for up to 24 sessions with regular support reviews. Our fourth team member, Alison, works as an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), providing advocacy and guidance to women pursuing justice through the criminal courts.
Volunteer Support Team
We have an established group of 30 active, fully trained volunteer support workers. Each receives accredited training in Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence, Level 2. Volunteers give over 1,110 volunteer hours to Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support each year. The volunteer team staffs our helpline, and keeps in regular contact with survivors on our waiting list for face-to-face support. We exist because of them.
Natalie is our volunteer manager, she supports volunteers from the point of initial enquiries throughout the process to becoming a fully trained volunteer.
Service Manager, Magdalena, provides support to the Specialist Support Worker team and oversees the running of the service.
Office Manager, Laura, keeps the Centre running smoothly, making contact with suppliers and supporters and keeping both staff and the public updated through social media.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Indi analyses all of our data ensuring we collect accurate information about our service users. This is in turn allows Indi to evaluate our data, providing outcome information for the organisation, funders and supporters and look for gaps recommending ways in which we can improve our service delivery.