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Grantham sexual abuse charity closes suddenly

A charity which helps victims of rape and sexual abuse in and around Grantham has closed suddenly.

Trust House Lincolnshire, on St Catherines Road, Grantham, announced that is has 'suspended service from September 17th'.

A statement on the charity's website reads: "We sincerely apologize for any distress or inconvenience to our clients.

Trust House Lincolnshire (6322704)
Trust House Lincolnshire (6322704)

"We are in the process of contacting all clients to discuss your ongoing support, however should you wish to speak with someone directly please contact the Rape Crisis Support Line on 0800 334 5500."

A sign on the door this week stated that: 'Due to unforeseen circumstances the offices of THL are closed at present.'

The sign on the door at Trust House Lincolnshire. (17044199)
The sign on the door at Trust House Lincolnshire. (17044199)

One person, who prefers to remain anonymous, contacted the Grantham Journal after hearing the news to say: "We don't know what is going on. Voluntary counsellors have been told that they cannot see their clients. These are extremely vulnerable people that we are talking about. All of their files are still in the office. It needs investigating."

Established in Grantham in June 2015, the charity 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.

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