Freedom from Torture is a registered charity (number 1000340) which provides medical treatment, counselling, practical assistance and medical-legal documentation to survivors of torture and organised violence.
The foundation was formed 25 years ago and has seen over 50,000 clients, most of whom are refugees or asylum seekers. They are not only suffering the effects of torture or of witnessing violence but also the uncertainty of life in exile. The North West office in Manchester gets around 15 referrals a fortnight. As well as therapeutic and legal help the centre runs two music groups, a Farsi speaking men’s group, and offers training and supervision for those working with survivors. We are starting a family and young people’s service this year.
Over 70% of funding comes from donations so we are very grateful for your support. The web site is www.freedomfromtorture.org for more information.