Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is pictured visiting The Jason Spencer Trust in Nottingham last week where he saw for himself the support that the Charity offers to families bereaved due to murder and manslaughter in Nottingham.
Earlier this (financial) year the Commissioner agreed to award the Trust £14,500 from his Community Safety Partnership Fund to contribute towards the cost of running the Bereavement Support Centre which opened in April 2013.
“The Commissioner’s support is making a real difference to families who are grieving for loved ones and trying to come to terms with their loss,” said John Greensmith, co-founder of the Trust. “No-one should be bereaved due to violence and we are tremendously grateful to the Commissioner for his appreciation of the work we are doing.”
Paddy Tipping added: “I said at the outset that I would protect, support and respond to victims, witnesses and vulnerable people and I’m pleased to report that my Community Safety Partnership Fund has helped a lot of organisations over the last year. I believe that the Centre will provide understanding and emotional support to those who have been bereaved as a result of violent crime.
The Jason Spencer Trust was set up by Jason Spencer’s family following his murder at the age of 17 in 2007.
The Trust offers one to one per support and monthly self-help group meetings. Support and group meetings are provided from the Trust’s Bereavement Support Centre. The Trust also provides activities for adults and children, community rebuilding day trips and short breaks away, enabling families to begin to cope with their loss and rebuild their lives.
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Posted on Wednesday 15th January 2014