Home   News   Article

Former counsellors protest outside rape and sexual abuse charity in Grantham




A group of counsellors and service users have gathered outside Trust House in Grantham today (Tuesday) to protest against its closure.

Trust House Lincolnshire, which helps victims of rape and sexual abuse in and around Grantham, announced last week that it has 'taken the difficult decision to close the charity as of 1st October'.

Around 12 people including volunteer counsellors and service users gathered in protest outside its premises on St Catherine's Road, Grantham, this afternoon.

Former volunteer counsellors with the now closed Trust House Lincolnshire. (18852018)
Former volunteer counsellors with the now closed Trust House Lincolnshire. (18852018)

One counsellor, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "Everyone is lost. It was completely unexpected. There was rumblings that something was not right and the feel of the place was different but we never expected this to happen but we want everyone to know that we have not given up."

The closure followed two weeks of speculation after the charity initially announced that they had 'suspended service from September 17th' - leaving dozens of abuse victims "in the lurch" and concerned about the safety of their confidential files.

Established in Grantham in June 2015, Trust House Lincolnshire provided a free counselling service to men, women and children in Lincolnshire who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse at any point in their lives.

Originally running under the umbrella of The Survivors Trust, it set up as an independent charity earlier this year and held up to 90 counselling sessions a week.

  • If you wish to speak to someone directly please contact the Rape Crisis Support Lane on 0800 334 5500.

Read more Grantham news.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More