Who We Help

The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and violent conflict. Covering prevention, resolution and response, our work brings us into contact with a wide range of people, ranging from young people susceptible to extremism, women in diverse communities, veterans of conflict and their families as well as survivors and witnesses to acts of terrorism or violent conflict.

Every year, the Foundation also supports police, ambulance and fire and rescue personnel, many of whom are traumatised by what they have witnessed while undertaking their professional duties on behalf of their communities.

 

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Madeeha and the THINK Project

August 22, 2016 | Jonathan Levy

When you hear the word ‘peace’ you’d imagine us all dressed up as hippies and sticking up peace signs. No. Here at the Peace Centre I have grown in knowledge and understanding of terrorism, how perceptions are formed and most significantly, the groups that we belong to or maybe[...]

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Time to stop papering over the cracks – we need radical dialogue.

October 9, 2015 | Nick Taylor

Figures released by the National Police Chief’s Council revealed that almost 800 people were referred to the government’s Channel programme between June and August this year—more than double the amount of referrals received during the whole of 2012-13.  Kelly Simcock, Director of Commissions at the Foundation responds. Just over[...]

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Mike Haines and the Survivors Assistance Network (SAN)

September 30, 2015 | Nick Taylor

My name is Mike Haines, I am the brother to the Humanitarian worker David Haines. My brother was murdered by terrorists in Syria in September of 2014. Since his death I have been on a journey speaking on the topics of unity, tolerance and understanding. I was initially invited to[...]

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Foundation offers support to London 7/7 Survivor Karl Williams

July 9, 2015 | Nick Taylor

Earlier this week, the city of London came together to commemorate the tenth anniversary since the London 7 July bombings.  Many of the people affected by the events ten years ago shared their experiences and talked about their own efforts to cope and recover. Karl Williams (pictured with Victoria Derbyshire[...]

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Four women on the Women Building Peace Project share their stories with the BBC

June 23, 2015 | Nick Taylor

Source:  BBC Radio Lancashire Broadcast 23rd June 2015 11:00 – see below for exact timings As the Women Building Peace project in Blackburn, Lancashire finishes, Sally Naden from BBC Radio Lancashire interviews four of the women on the course and hears their powerful stories.   Listen at:  Fozia interview:[...]

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Ghaida writes about her experience with the Foundation

January 2, 2015 | Nick Taylor

Ghaida is a young woman of 18.  She arrived in England less than two years ago, seeking asylum with her mother and two brothers, following threats and actions against their lives.   Her father wasn’t able to travel with them and she hasn’t seen him since arriving in England.[...]

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Asian Leader article about the Women Building Peace Project

November 21, 2014 | Nick Taylor

Source: Asian Leader – see page 4 Published 19th November 2014 (edition 19th Nov – 2nd Dec 2014) Page four of Asian Leader features our Women Building Peace project. Click this link to read the story IN THE PRESS – due to copyright restrictions these pages are a signpost to[...]

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Siobhan and Paveen

Blackburn group lead pioneering project to confront violence against women

November 12, 2014 | Nick Taylor

A group of women from Blackburn are the first in the country to undertake intensive training to confront violent conflict and develop skills to help them and other people lead more peaceful lives.  Pictured – Siobhan Riordan and Paveen Yaqub Women Building Peace Project Leads. The project called ‘Women Building[...]

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Michael talks about his Survivors for Peace experience

August 9, 2014 | Nick Taylor

Survivors for Peace (dialogue group pictured left) brings together people from many different backgrounds all with one thing in common that their lives have been impacted by violent conflict.  Here is one story from an army veteran and how a simple meeting we facilitated has changed his life and[...]

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Tim Coulson: What Survivors for Peace means to me

March 13, 2014 | admin

Tim Coulson was travelling from his home near Henley-on-Thames to London on 7 July to meet with other lecturers from the country to celebrate the launch of a new teacher training qualification they had written together. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to others[...]

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