Supporting families after road death and injury in Northamptonshire
As reported in our review of 2014, RoadPeace is now able to offer a range of specific support services to families affected by serious and fatal road collisions in Northamptonshire - thanks to funding from the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Working with local Victim Support agency VOICE, services include a six week trauma support programme, on-going telephone support, and one to one and casework support. A local information guide for families dealing with the criminal justice system in Northamptonshire is also being produced.
- The 6 week trauma support programme begins on Thursday 26th February in Northampton.
- The next local group meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7pm at The Guildhall, Northampton.
>> To find out more please contact RoadPeace
Driving Offences Review
The Government is currently undertaking a much needed review of driving offences, although currently there is no formal consultation in place. RoadPeace has written to the Minister for Victims Mike Penning, requesting clarification on what issues are being covered and the deadline for responses. We have also urged that a structured consultation is put in place to allow bereaved families to have their say.
We know that many of our members will want to take part in this consultation and we will let you know how you can have your say when we have further details.
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Case studies wanted
One of our members is writing a book on her experience of the criminal justice system as a bereaved person, and would like to hear from other families. The book will be a reflection of personal experiences as well as an academic study of policing investigations into road deaths.
>> TO FIND OUT MORE PLEASE VISIT THE BLOG Road Death UK
Get involved in RoadPeace
Become a Trustee
We are looking for new members to join the Board of Trustees to help ensure RoadPeace is a sustainable and well-run organisation. If you have time, commitment and the right skills we’d like to hear from you. People with a background in HR, finance, marketing or charity governance are encouraged to apply. Board of Trustee Meetings take place in London quarterly. If you would like to be considered please complete and return the Trustee Application form.
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Are you interested in campaigning and reducing road danger?
RoadPeace is looking for an intern with a strong communications background and interest in road danger to join our See Me Save Me campaign, which is dedicated to saving the lives of vulnerable road users by reducing lorry danger and eliminating lorry blind spots. If you can spare 1 or 2 days a week for 3 months we'd like to hear from you! The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 20th February.
>> DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PACK
Run for RoadPeace
if you are looking for a fitness & fundraising challenge for 2015 then please consider running for RoadPeace. This year we have guaranteed places on a number of fantastic events including marathons, half marathons and 10Ks.
>> To register your interest or to find out more please get in touch
Become a member
RoadPeace is proud to be the only membership based road victims' charity founded on the principle of justice for road crash victims and road danger reduction. We rely on our membership to support our work. Now more than ever we need to strengthen our voice and our numbers. If you are not already a member, please join us. Membership is by donation.
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20 mph - it's miles better
Our friends at 20's Plenty for Us, the national organisation campaigning for 20 mph default speed limits where people live, are holding their 20mph conference on Thursday 20th March. This annual event is a must for anyone who is campaigning locally for slower speeds.
The conference is also a key opportunity to educate, inform and inspire decision makers to lower local UK road speeds. Research shows that reducing road speeds is effective for safety, raises active travel and improves public realm. You may want to ask your local councillors to attend the conference to find out more about supporting 20mph in your local area, or ask them to send transport and public health officers.
>> FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE