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Section 5: Why is it taking so long? First Update From the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund(RISF) September 2013

Why is it taking so long? 

 Although it's a long time since the Fund was announced in 2009, the 

Board was only establihed at the end of March this year. The Board 

made a decision right at the beginning that it wants to put in place a 

scheme that will make a real difference to the lives of survivors and so 

we have been talking to survivor organisations and some survivors to 

find out what they need and how best the Fund can work with them 

and provide services to really add value to their lives.  


At the same time, we've finalised the work of the Education Finance 

Board and have been putting in place bit by bit the things that are 

needed to make the service work well, like office accomodation, 

computer and telephone systems - and staff.  




What survivors and survivor groups have you been meeting?  

So far, the CEO has met with the following survivor groups, survivors 

and services:   




        Right to Peace 

        Right of Place Second Chance 

        Connect  

        Towards Healing  

        One in Four 

        Aislinn Education and Support Centre 

        Representatives of organisations based in the Deaf Village 




        SOCA UK  

        Alliance Victim Support  

        London Irish Centre 

        Haringey Irish Centre 

        Irish Community Service 

        Innisfree Housing Association 

        Survivor Scotland 

        ICAP (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy) 

        Federation of Irish Societies  

        Midland Irish Survivors Group  


Groups of survivors have been met through SOCA UK (London), Right of 

Place (Waterford), Midland Irish Survivors Group (Birmingham) and the 

London Irish Centre (London). 

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