LISOS has been working since 2001 to support individuals who suffered abuse as children in Ireland’s industrial schools. Since this time, LISOS staff members have helped improve the lives of thousands of people in the UK.
• We are confidential about your situation
• We are supportive
• We will not judge you
• We will listen to you and work with you to achieve your goals
• We will provide educational opportunities
• We will support you in getting all the information you need
• We will do all of this in a confidential and judgement-free environment
What we can help with:
• Listening – We can help you talk about your experiences in a private, completely confidential and judgement-free setting. Give us a call to make an appointment or drop in and see us in LISOS.
• Education and skills – LISOS is now offering a number of exciting classes for clients. These include computer classes for beginners and mid-level users, reading and literacy classes, creative writing, and art! Give us a call or come in to the LISOS office to find out more and sign up.
• Tracing – Our work tracing records includes working with you to confidentially source information you need about records or lost family members.
• Official paperwork – We can help you understand letters from your GP, solicitor, bank or council. We can also help you understand your bills.
• Grants – If you need any help applying for a grant from the Statutory Fund or another fund that could help you with various expenses, give us a call to find out more and see if you are eligible.
• Other forms of support – When it comes to housing, benefits and debt, we can support you to get the help you need. Whether we provide you with a referral or help you directly, we will provide you with confidential, on-going support to see you through the whole process.
What Clients say:
• “Now that I have my birth certificate I am going to apply for my passport. I know [LISOS] can help me with that.”
• “This gives us somewhere to keep busy and that really keeps me going.”
• “That’s really good if you can just be there for when someone is ready to talk.”
• “It is important to know I can come in and talk to someone I know. Not a counsellor.”
If you want any further information about this service or you like to provide feedback please contact the LISOS Project Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7916 7300