LimeCulture CIC, in partnership with the Male Survivors Partnership, have today launched a national survey to gather the views and suggestions of male survivors of sexual violence about support services. The survey can be found online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/quality-standards
Funded by a grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, the survey will inform a two-year project, which will see new quality standards developed and rolled out across the UK for service supporting male survivors.
For males who have experienced sexual violation, these new standards and the accreditation process that goes with them will give a layer of reassurance about the quality of the services they are accessing at a time when they are feeling most vulnerable.
In order to support the development of the quality standards we are conducting a survey with male survivors to understand their views and experiences of support services. We have great ambitions for this survey and are keen to have as many men over the age of 18 years old as possible contribute to the survey – this will help us to ensure the new quality standards are informed directly by male survivors and are fit for purpose to meet their needs. However, we do understand that sharing information of this nature may cause distress and unwanted feelings. Therefore, for anyone wanting support during or after the completion of this survey, support is available via the National Male Support Helpline on 0808 800 5005 or visit www.malesurvivor.co.uk where access to online chat and local face to face service information is available.
This survey will be open for an 8-week period. The survey opens on Friday 21 July and closes on Friday 15 September 2017.
If you would like further information about the Survey – or about any aspect of the project, please do not hesitate to contact Tom Leavesley who is leading this work.
Tom Leavesley, Project Manager, LimeCulture CIC
0203 633 0018