New Aurora Members
We are pleased to welcome new team members and new Trustees to Aurora. These are:
John (Trustee and new Chair)
Brian (Trustee and new Vice-Chair)
Changes to website and new logo
The website now contains a lot of new information including multi-media material. New video and audio clips are being regularly added
to the site so do check it periodically to see this new material. It includes interviews with team members and clients who give their useful views on abuse issues.
Aurora has also has a new logo which was created in the summer of 2013. The logo contains Aurora’s Mission Statement which is “Helping
People Abused in Childhood”.
The Aurora Steering Committee is always looking for new members. Meetings are held every two months and it’s a great opportunity for
clients to find their voice by expressing themselves, and shaping and influencing Aurora services for the future. If you are an Aurora client
or an ex-client and wish to share ideas to help Aurora flourish do get in touch.
Meetings are held on a Monday evening from 715pm and includes refreshments. Travel expenses can be payable on request. There is
also the “Aurora Golden Rule” that your healing comes first so if you have to miss some meetings because you’re not up to coming along that’s absolutely fine.
Due to the generous donations of books and tapes that we have received from Team members and clients Aurora now has its own
self-help library consisting of inspirational stories, books that others have found helpful to them during their healing process and also relaxation tapes.
Client Care Meetings
One of the latest things that has emerged from Aurora are the introduction of client care meetings. These meetings are about discussing
how best to help clients develop and grow during their healing journey.
The meetings give therapists an opportunity to look at further interventions, which is also very useful if clients see their main counsellor/ psychotherapist and a complementary therapist for bodywork for example. Clients at Aurora can request meetings - even if they are seeing their main counsellor/psychotherapist only - and are themselves also invited to attend.
Production of Aurora Business Plan
Under the expert guidance of Brian, a Cranfield Trust volunteer and now new Trustee, Aurora has produced a 4-year Business Plan which we hope will help guide the charity to its vision of:
Developing and expanding the organisation to set up day therapy services in other parts of the UK
Developing a short stay 24 hour residential facility to provide intensive therapeutic services for people in crisis
Developing a training consultancy to equip other agencies and individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills for working effectively with people abused childhood.
The Business Plan will be soon be available to download from the Aurora website.