On an annual basis NHS England promote a funding opportunity relating to their Long-Term Plan for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services (SAAS). In 2021/22, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner supported local services to apply for the opportunity for the period 1 April 20 – March 2021.
Both Arch Teesside and Eva Women’s Aid were successful with this opportunity. The funding was awarded to the Police and Crime Commissioner who onward granted to the services as outlined below:
Arch Teesside – £15,807
For the provision of a 16-hour post to provide 1:1 therapeutic support for children and young people affected by sexual violence and abuse.
Eva Women’s Aid – £30,000
To provide additional 1:1 counselling support to victims of sexual violence across the Redcar and Cleveland area.