On the afternoon of 31st October 2017 an attack took place in Lower Manhattan, New York. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office have updated their travel advice and details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa
The Peace Foundation and the Survivors Assistance Network provides specialist support for all those in the UK affected by terrorist attacks at home or overseas, including witnesses and family members.
The phone number is 01925 581240 or email SAN@foundation4peace.org
Please note: SAN does not offer a 24/7 response, however, e-mails and telephone messages will be followed up by the next working day
What to expect:
A SAN case worker will contact you by email or phone to introduce themselves and explain more about the help offered by SAN.
An appointment will be made at a place and time of your convenience to discuss and assess your needs and address any urgent gaps.
We will work with you to ensure agreed next steps – this will help you to develop a tailored care plan. This may include advocating on your behalf with statutory and non-statutory bodies; liaison with official bodies; identifying local support services; or, where appropriate, identifying psychological interventions to help you manage your trauma.
We will then agree practical help, for example accessing compensation or benefits due to illness and injury as a result of the incident; support with criminal justice processes and inquests; and managing the media.