Thanks to your donations, The Bridge has been kitted out with new signage and other improvements to make the centre a more welcoming environment for clients. 

New signage at The BridgeSurvivors of sexual assault come to The Bridge for forensic medical examinations or for informal discussions on accessing support and referrals from a crisis worker.

We’ve funded improvements to this centre such as clearer signage, paints and supplies to decorate the walls with a welcoming colour, using curves and calming swirls, a change of ceiling tiles to a bright blue sky and cloud design, as well as additional features such as plants, a staff photo board, and a client feedback board. These improvements are paramount to reducing anxiety during what is likely to be a particularly distressing time.

Duncan Leckie, Crisis Support Worker at The Bridge, said:

Our photo board will help orientate and relax our clients to the staff supporting them with a welcoming smile. Our 'You said: We did' board' is to let our clients know that their feedback is important to us and that we to not only listen, but we respond. The feedback that our clients have given us has improved our service and we want that to continue.

We've also funded clothing for clients whose clothing needs to go for medical examination and toiletries for a shower. Little touches like these can go a long way in providing dignity, privacy and empathy at a particularly vulnerable and distressing time. All of which may support the client to feel safe and supported which is integral to work at The Bridge. 

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