People from Dumfries who experienced abuse or neglect as a child in care are being invited by Future Pathways, Scotland’s in care survivor support fund, to attend a local information session on Wednesday 20 September and find out about the support and help available to them.

Future Pathways is a £13.5million support fund launched in September 2016 to provide a range of help and support to those who were abused and neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

The informal drop-in day, which takes place from 11am-3pm at the Parkhouse Conference Centre, will be an opportunity for people who haven’t yet registered with Future Pathways to find out how to register and meet the staff.  They’ll also have the chance to take part in free mindfulness taster sessions and get information about local support agencies in their area, including CatStrand, Food Train and Victim Support Dumfries and Galloway. And there will be the opportunity to view art and writing created by people currently getting support from Future Pathways, as part of their ‘My Journey,’ exhibition, which was launched to mark the organisation’s 1st anniversary this month.

Head of Future Pathways Flora Henderson said: “We know it can feel like a big step to come forward for help, and we’re here to support anyone who comes along throughout the day.
“Supportive staff will be on hand for people to talk to in confidence, and it’s a great opportunity to find out about the range of support available to you in your local area.
“We hope by reaching out to communities across Scotland like Dumfries, we can help anyone who has been affected by abuse or neglect in care to move forward with their lives.”

If you would like any more information, or to let us know if you plan to attend, please contact the Communications and Engagement team at: engagement@future-pathways.co.uk or 0141 465 9229.

 

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