Irish Survivors is the term given to former residents of Irish institutions run by religious congregations in the Republic of Ireland, where children were placed up to the age of 16. They are described as Survivors because most of them experienced some form of neglect or abuse, and as a consequence sufferred trauma.
Advice and Support Service was founded by the Irish Women Survivors Support Network. We are based at the offices of Voluntary Action Camden in Kentish Town, London.
The Irish Survivors Advice and Support Service is here to provide a specialist advice service for Survivors, particularly for those who need a lot of support with a range of complex issues.
Working with the most vulnerable individuals, we work with the utmost sensitivity. We provide advice and information regarding services and support that is available to Survivors and their families and we provide this in a kind and accessible way.
Founded by the Irish Women Survivors Support Network (otherwise known as the ‘Women’s Group’), a very important aspect of the Irish Advice and Support Service will be to establish an Irish Men Survivors Support Network. There are considerable needs amongst male Survivors and creating a men’s support group will help many of the men to share their experiences and hear information of value to them in a context of empathy, solidarity and friendship.