Welcome to Lisa Farrington, Outreach Coordinator

JERSEY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP EMPLOYS ITS FIRST OUTREACH WORKER TO ESTABLISH SURVIVOR-LED SUPPORT SERVICES

Outreach Coordinator

27 May 2021

Jersey Community Partnership is delighted to welcome Lisa Farrington, their first Outreach Worker, who is wholly independent from the Government of Jersey, to scope out and pilot the provision of help and support available to survivors of institutional abuse in childhood.

Following the publication of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, the Citizen’s Panel made a series of recommendations, of which Recommendation 3 centred on the provision of ‘Help and support for Victims/Survivors and their families’.

This support will include the creation of opportunities for survivors and their families to come together in a variety of settings, and the provision of an independent advocacy service.

Lisa will lead on the engagement and establishment of relationships throughout the survivor community and with other stakeholders, to ensure that the views of those who have experienced institutional abuse in childhood lead the discussion and inform the establishment of any provisions.

Lisa brings a wealth of experience from the voluntary and community sector having spent the last 15 years living in Glasgow where she studied for her HNC in Social Services and also an HND in Childhood Studies. She gained extensive experience from her time at HomeStart, a leading family support charity based in the South of Glasgow, providing tailored support to local families with young children and other marginalised communities.

Lisa also volunteered for a number of charities, including Childline, Barnardos, Women's Aid  and many youth development projects in and around her local area in Glasgow. She returned to her roots in Jersey a couple of years ago and has recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aider.

Commenting on her appointment Lisa said “Developing and supporting the charity sector in Jersey is a great passion of mine and I am delighted to be given the opportunity of the Outreach Coordinator role, to be part of a team bringing about great positive change for survivors in Jersey. I am excited and confident about our future and look forward to hearing from survivors and their families about what services they would like put in place.”

Any survivors, family members or those supporting survivors in a caring capacity can contact Lisa in whichever way they feel most comfortable. Any contact is kept strictly confidential and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish.

Lisa can be reached via Facebook:

www.facebook.com/Lisa-Outreach-Coordinator-Jersey-Community-Partnership

Messenger: @lisa-outreach-coordinator-jersey-community-partnership

Whatsapp: +44 7862 416919 (text, voice and video call)

Email: lisa@jerseycommunitypartnership.org

Telephone: 07862 416919 (charges will apply unless calls to mobiles are within your contract allowance)

 

Notes to Editor

 

Jersey Community Partnership is an independent and impartial charitable organisation changing the way people perceive, plan and prioritise their giving. In pursuit of social justice we encourage greater collaborative working, share knowledge and understanding and co-produce solutions to unmet local needs. In amplifying the voices of those with lived experience we aim to improve the flow of money, time and ideas around our community and facilitate long-lasting impactful change.

 

www.jerseycommunitypartnership.org

 

Following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, The Citizens Panel made 4 recommendations as part of The Legacy Project:

  1. Memorial - to be a suitable acknowledgment of what happened
  2. Jersey Children’s Day - provide the opportunity to both remember the survivors and victims and provide a focus on children and young people living on the Island now.
  3. Help and support for victims/survivors and their families -This must include: a) opportunities for survivors and their families to come together to support each other in a variety of settings; b) mental health service provision who continue to be affected by the trauma of their past; c) the provision of an independent advocacy service
  4. An emblem - to become the symbol of the legacy 

 (You can view the panel’s full report here).

 

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