11th September 2023
We asked Susan about being a volunteer with CSASS.
Hi Susan, explain why you originally chose to volunteer with CSASS?I originally chose to volunteer for CSASS as part of my work based learning module at The University of Chester....
10th March 2023
New Role! CSASS Communications and Fundraising Officer . . .
Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service is a friendly team of people, working to transform the lives of survivors of sexual violence. We are seeking a part time Communications and Fundraising...
2nd December 2022
Thank you, Vixens Cheerleaders, for your fundraising!
Thank you, Vixens Cheerleaders, for your fundraising! Chester Cheerleaders, the Vixens are known locally for fundraising for many good causes. The group ‘sleep-out’ annually, to raise money for Chester Aid...
1st November 2022
CSASS pops up for North West Sexual Violence Awareness Week
North West Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022 takes place from 3-10th November “pop-up” stands at University of Chester Campuses will be appearing through the week. As part of North West...
14th October 2022
Attending the Rape Crisis England and Wales Conference
Attending the Rape Crisis England and Wales Conference I am writing this blog post shortly after attending a two-day Rape Crisis England and Wales conference in Manchester. This was my...
7th October 2022
CSASS has been nominated for the Tesco community grant
CSASS has been nominated for the Tesco community grant CSASS has recently been nominated for the Tesco community grant, a customer vote allowing people to easily support charities and non-profit...
1st August 2022
New Job! Specialist Sexual Violence counsellor at CSASS
Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service is a friendly team of people, working with adult survivors of sexual violence to improve health and wellbeing, to cope better, and feel informed, empowered...
18th August 2021
Join CSASS at the Chester Business Club Sponsored Walk 2021
Sunday 26th of September at 11am at Chester Race Course Come and support CSASS at the Chester Business Club Sponsored walk. A sexual assault charity helping survivors through counselling, support...
25th January 2021
Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) conference 2020
Staff, volunteers, and trustees from CSASS attended the conference virtually this year, and it was quite an experience! We asked our delegates to share a little of what they learned. Professional development – practical suggestions, new...
24th February 2020
Testimonial: “This service has been invaluable to me”
Once survivors have got to the point when they feel they are ready to finish their counselling, we ask them to fill out a questionnaire about how they are feeling...
30th October 2019
Women of Chester can ‘Reclaim the Night’ this November
Chester’s annual Reclaim the Night for women and the vulnerable in Chester will be from Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre from 7.30pm on Saturday 9th November. Reclaim the Night is an international movement...
9th October 2019
CSASS launches online support service for survivors of sexual violence in Cheshire
The Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS) will be launching a new online support service for survivors of sexual violence in Cheshire on Monday, October 14. The new helpline has...
23rd September 2019
Introducing Our New Outreach Manager: Kathryn Kirk
My introduction to working with CSASS has already been an exciting and rewarding experience. Since starting in September, I have already been involved with the Saturday Social group, raising funds...
24th June 2019
Testimonial: “The help I received from CSASS has enabled me to return fully to life”
"[A few years ago] I was sexually assaulted in my place of work, this devasted me and brought back trauma from my childhood. I entered the new year in fear,...
24th June 2019
A letter from Chris Mann, CSASS Chair of the Board of Trustees
Chris Mann, Chair of the Board of Trustees for CSASS Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is Chris Mann and I became Chair of the Board of...
1st May 2019
Storyhouse Women: Everyday Rape Cultures and Religion
On Sunday 28th April, CSASS Centre Manager, Alison Breadon, joined theologians Dr Katie Edwards and Dr Dawn Llewellyn on The Garret stage at Storyhouse as part of the Storyhouse Women...
1st April 2019
Ministry of Justice award grant to help fund CSASS services
The Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service is delighted to have been awarded a total of £90,000 (over 3 years) from the Ministry of Justice, which will help support us in...