Talbot Village Trust Backs Dorset Action on Abuse with Essential Funding

Talbot Village Trust Backs Dorset Action on Abuse with Essential Funding

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Talbot Village Trust backs Dorset Action on Abuse with essential funding

A charity which helps survivors of abuse has received more than £9,000 from Talbot Village Trust (TVT) to refurbish their facilities.

Dorset Action on Abuse (DAA) offers therapeutic counselling services to male and female adult victims of child abuse from across the county at its base in Parkstone.

Dr Zoë Pool, service director for Dorset Action on Abuse, said that they have not been able to decorate the counselling rooms since the charity moved to Seaforth House in Bournemouth Road in 2009. She added that work is desperately needed to increase the therapeutic environment in all of the rooms, which has now been made possible by the grant making charity, Talbot Village Trust’s £9,560 donation.

“We are delighted with the generous grant donated by TVT. The money will enable us to refurbish our counselling rooms and enhance the therapeutic value of our total environment.”

Dr Zoë said that the charity will be able to decorate all of the counselling rooms, as well as purchase blankets, beanbags, soft lighting options and some soft toys, which will enhance the therapeutic experience for their clients.

She added: “All of the survivors that come to DAA have different needs, which were unmet in childhood and continue to have an impact on their adult lives and relationships.’’

Dorset Action on Abuse offers a range of services including facilitated therapeutic and well being groups, training events for professionals, volunteers and the public, individual therapeutic counselling sessions and creative therapy programmes.

Russell Lucas Rowe, Trustee, said: “We are pleased to give our full support to the trustees and volunteer counsellors who make up the team at Dorset Action on Abuse for the vital work that they do.

“We hope that this grant from Talbot Village Trust will further strengthen the therapeutic counselling services offered to victims by allowing the charity to update their facilities and to continue to help those in need.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and will be accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area before the Trustees meet again in November. For more information, go to Talbotvillagetrust.org.


Note to editors:

The Talbot Village Trust is the legacy of two sisters who founded Talbot Village in the mid-19th century as a reaction to rural poverty. The village provided housing, a school and a church as well as agricultural land to grow food. Thanks to the sisters’ philanthropic approach and a careful investment programme, the Trustees have been able to maintain and increase the value of the fund.

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