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West Yorkshire ISVA Service are very proud to announce it has achieved the Lime Culture Independent Accreditation Programme ‘Quality Mark’ for achieving the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims /Survivors of Sexual Violence. We are the first organisation and service in the country to achieve this accreditation and are proud to say Victim Supports […]

The Male Survivors Partnership (MSP) is celebrating the first anniversary of the historic launch of the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Violence. The Victim’s Commissioner, Baroness Helen Newlove, launched the first ever Quality Standards specifically for male survivor services on January 31st, 2018 and since then they have been downloaded almost […]

Introduction Firstly, welcome to our first newsletter for all the members of the Male Survivors Partnership. As you will know, the Male Survivors Partnership (MSP) is a consortium of male survivor organisations across the UK who have joined together to create better support for male survivors of unwanted sexual experiences. The MSP and LimeCulture Community Interest Company launched […]

As we come to the end of 2018 we thought we would take the opportunity to reflect on our year of achievements with the Quality Standards For Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence. January saw the launch of the Quality Standards at the House of Lords supported by officials from NHS England, the Home […]

Following additional funding from the Home Office, the Male Survivors Partnership in conjunction with LimeCulture CIC, is delighted to announce that 10 services will be able to apply, for free, to participate in the Independent Accreditation Programme for Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in 2019. Applications are welcomed from a […]

                                It seems like a lifetime ago since the standards were released at the House of Lords, yet in fact it was only the beginning of this year.  Being all together again, as the founding board of The Male Survivors […]

Along with my partner Clare, we founded Survivors In Transition (SiT) in 2009 – initially set up to provide peer support for women who had experienced sexual abuse in childhood. This was largely driven by Clare’s own experience and a dearth of support available in Suffolk as a whole and Ipswich in particular. We gaily […]

In the light of MSP’s involvement in the latest headlines with Coronation Street, Sam Thompson shares his thoughts. In March 2017 whilst engaging in therapy with MSP founding member, Survivors Manchester, I made the decision that I wanted to grab my negative experience, take back the power that it took from me and turn it […]

LimeCulture CIC has today announced the 10 Wave 1 Sites who have been selected for inclusion in the Independent Accreditation, Monitoring and Support Programme as part of the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence that were recently launched in the House of Lords by Baroness Newlove, the Victims’ Commissioner for England […]

As the first Programme Management Board of 2018 commences, the PMG and Lime Culture CIC reflect on coming to the end of the 1st year of this incredible project. Without a doubt, this first year has surpassed expectations and whilst we have achieved what we set out to and are perfectly on track with regards […]