Our local MP Andy Carter has confirmed that funding for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation has been secured as part of plans to improve services which support victims of terrorism in the UK.

The Peace Foundation’s UK-wide service will focus on providing a long-term peer support network for victims of terrorism, connecting them to others who have had similar experiences.

Mr Carter said: “Having worked with Colin and Wendy Parry as well as the Home Secretary and Prime Minister, I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the Peace Foundation’s essential work will continue under a new partnership, as part of a group of four providers will offer support for young people such as the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing into the future”.

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive, The Peace Foundation said: “Over two decades we have developed a unique peer-to-peer approach to help people share their experiences, receive specialist advice, and improve health and wellbeing.

“This Home Office funding is welcome and helps secure the Peace Foundation service and, along with the other victim support partner organisations, will strengthen the support available for those people affected by terrorism

“I would like to put on record my thanks to Andy Carter who has worked tirelessly to advocate for the Peace Foundation and represent to the Prime Minister and his ministerial colleagues how vital our work is. This has been a lengthy process and it has reassuring to have such support throughout and to be awarded this funding to form such a vital partnership.”