Leeds charity's funding appeal after demand forces closure of counselling waiting list
A Leeds charity is appealing for donations to help fund its specialist services for women and girls as it struggles to cope with demand for counselling.
Support after Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) was forced to close its waiting list before Christmas due to the number of referrals, although its helpline service and independent advocacy service are still taking on new cases.
Helen Hawney, of SARSVL, said: “The counselling waiting list is currently closed so we can just try to manage demand.
“Unfortunately, demand is really high and we’re a very small team. We cover the whole of... read more
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