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Unconscious Bias Training Day – Sat 14th April

February 6th, 2018 by

Trust House Reading is hosting a training day on Unconscious Bias on Saturday 14th April. This will be held at the Conference Hall, RISC café, London Street, Reading 9.45am – 4.15pm

By definition, decisions based on conscious biases are not intentional acts. Rigorous research in the field of social psychology demonstrates that humans make judgements informed by a range of factors, many of which are outside of conscious control. Asserting an intention to be fair is not a safeguard against unconscious judgements.
This training day will use case studies and exercises to shift from an intellectual understanding of unconscious bias to personal and practice based changes. The training will help delegates to be aware of the actions that they can take to reduce bias.

Learning outcomes
• An understanding of the mechanics of unconscious bias
• Knowledge of the impact of unconscious bias on particular social groups
• Awareness of how individual behaviour becomes contributory to patterns of inequality
• Knowledge of a rage of measures that can reduce the impact of unconscious biases on a panel’s activities.

If you would like to attend this training day, please email [email protected]rg

Tickets cost £45 per person.

Refreshments will be provided. Delegates are asked to bring their own lunch.

Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2018

January 11th, 2018 by

It is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week from Monday 5th February  to Sunday 11th February this year and as such Trust House will be having a stall in Broad Street Mall, Reading on Thursday 8th February from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Please come along to show your support, to have a chat or to see our beautiful new elephant badges!

Trust House supports the #IT‘SNOTOK campaign which aims to raise awareness and understanding about issues surrounding rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse as well as promote discussion and help educate communities and individuals on how sexual violence can be prevented. You can join the conversation on social media using #itsnotok or follow the campaign @itsnotok2018.

To read more about this national campaign please go to:



Trust House looking for new Helpline Volunteers

January 11th, 2018 by

We are recruiting again for more helpline volunteers to allow us to extend our opening hours and be able to offer support when callers need us. We’re looking for volunteers to give just a few hours a week on our confidential helpline.
You’ll be offering telephone and email support, signposting and referring callers to our other services. No previous helpline experience is needed. Full training, ongoing support and regular supervision will be given. We need people who are caring, good communicators and who are organised as there will be some admin duties linked to the role.
Ideally we ask our volunteers to commit for a minimum of one year and they must be aged 18 or over.
If you’re interested in the role then we’d love to hear from you. Please email [email protected] and we will send you a role description and an application form.


Looking for Volunteer Counsellors and Play Therapists for our CYP Services

May 19th, 2016 by

Our CYP Services continue to grow! With an ever-increasing demand for this specialist service, Trust House Reading are looking for Volunteer Counsellors and Volunteer Play Therapists to work with children and / or young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. If you would like to find out more about these roles then please email us at [email protected] We would be happy to send you a role description and an application form and answer any questions you might have about volunteering with us.

Our CEO, Fay Maxted, Awarded an OBE

December 22nd, 2015 by

We’re proud to announce that on Tuesday 6th October our CEO, Fay Maxted, was presented with an OBE (Officer of the most excellent Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her “services to survivors and victims of rape and sexual violence”

Fay Maxted is presented with an OBE

Fay has been CEO of The Survivors Trust since 2004. Fay serves on the National Police Chief Council for Rape (Response) Working Group; she is also on the Panel for the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the family environment and last July, she was also appointed to the V&SCP (Victims & Survivors Consultative Panel) of the independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse headed by Justice Lowell Goddard DNZM, QC.

Fay Maxted OBE said: “As a survivor myself, it is quite something to go from feeling so ashamed at what I had experienced, to being at Buckingham Palace in this highest symbol of honour. I hope this can speak to every single survivor of rape & sexual violence / abuse and communicate that, while your life will never be the same, it need not be over.”

Congratulations Fay!


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