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Launch of Specialist LGBT+ Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service

15 June @ 4:00 pm 6:30 pm BST

Support U is proud to invite you to the official launch event of the Specialist LGBT+ Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence support service, on Wednesday 15th June, at the Blagrave Arms Reading.

Following funding from the Ministry of Justice, allocated by the Police and Crime Commissioners, Support U is launching Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) provisions.

Support U is calling on practitioners within the DA/SV sector, mental health/substance and alcohol/sexual health/etc. services, and local authorities from across the Thames Valley to attend the launch. We are encouraging you to represent/bring your promotional materials (leaflets, business cards, etc.) for networking purposes.

Upon arrival (4pm), a drink will be awaiting you (prosecco, wine, and mocktails). After an initial hour of networking with the diverse services/agencies attending, Support U will begin the launch with speeches from key persons within the sector, a presentation delivered by Support Us specialist IDVA and ISVAs – Jamie Dewson and Oliwia Budzinska – with speech and song from a survivor of abuse, and the cutting of the cake to mark the milestone moment. Canapes and nibbles will be provided throughout the event.

The event will be press/media covered, expect publicity photos to be taken on the night.   

We would like to take this moment to thank all the services for the change-making work they provide. It is not often we have opportunities to come together so we hope to see you on the 15th of June.

As this is a guest listed event, we require attendees to fill in the below fields. Please note, that if there is more than one coming from your service, please request each professional to fill in the RSVP. Finally, we are encouraging you to share this link with your networks and colleagues that you feel will benefit from attending the event. We won’t be advertising this link other than to our partners and press.

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35 Blagrave St
Reading, RG1 1PW
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