How to apply
EV welcome applications from both organisations and individuals.
Simply download and complete the application form and email it to us. If you would prefer to post it to us, you can print the downloaded form and complete it by hand. If you would like us to post you an application form, just give us a ring. If you are not clear how to complete the form, we can help you.
If you have difficulty completing forms, give us a call and we will complete on your behalf.
If you would like to discuss further or have any questions, please contact us. It may be possible for you to talk to a previous participant to find out what the programmes are like, or receive a visit from a member of staff to discuss further.
If you have a Probation Victim Liaison Officer or a Homicide Worker, you may want to discuss your application with them, as they may be familiar with our programmes.
Once an application is received we will contact you and keep your details until a suitable programme becomes available.
Some points you may want to consider before making an application/referral :-
Has any court process completed?
EV believes that people benefit from the programme when they are no longer involved in any court process, this does not include appeals or parole hearings etc.
Do Participants feel ‘stuck’ in their situation and feel unable to function as they wish?
This is a common feeling for people suffering from trauma and the programme is designed to help in this situation.
The programme is not a retreat or holiday it is a workshop, it is for those who wish to make changes to their lives but are not sure how to do this.
Do they want to bring a family member with them on the programme?
EV says that the programme is designed to benefit and give time to an individual away from their other family responsibilities. In some relationships, one person often takes on a more caring role than the other and if this happens on the programme, they might not both gain as much as they could have alone. However, if participants feel unable to attend on their own and it is felt both would benefit from attending at the same time we do not refuse this.
Our venues are all comfortable and safe with good food and nice grounds.
Participants are not expected to ‘tell their stories’ at any point.
Do they have to do everything on the programme?
No, it’s not compulsory but we want people to benefit from their attendance, which they won’t do if they don’t attend the main sessions, which they will be supported to do.