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£725raised of £700 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £725 to help get a solicitor and pay rent after work assault (and pay fees to just giving)

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 14th August 2017

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    Story

    I have been a careworker for over a year and during this time have dealt with a lot of aggression. All of which has been reported, and not acted upon, by my company. A few months ago I had my hair ripped out and was slapped by a service user. It was reported and I had to carry on working as I live paycheck to paycheck. On the 5th of August, I was beaten around the head, Pulled up by my hair and knocked unconscious. I had to go to A+E, have a CT scan, and had concussion. I haven't been back to work, I'm anxious about money and more than anything I'm SO ANGRY about the fact that priors were ignored. I've spoken to the police who can't do anything, my work filled out a form and "can't do anything more" so I need to raise money to hire a solicitor and pay rent whilst I find a new job. My depression and anxiety has been affected, I feel useless at work and I just want to get back to my life and prevent this happening to anyone else. The other girls on my team are shaken. I've said the care given 1:1 isn't enough for such an aggressive service. Other team members have been assaulted too. How is this considered "part of the job"???

    I just need a little help to try and get some legal action in motion to force the company to reconsider it's values. Thank you so much.

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    • Savannah Banks2 years ago
      Savannah Banks

      Savannah Banks

      2 years ago

      I am so grateful that I'm almost at my target- thank you all so much. This money is going directly to my solicitor and rent. I can't express how much relief I feel that I can now undergo this legal fight without having to stress about losing pay for this month. I'm hoping to put something in place to prevent this happening again, not just to me but also to others in my sector. Other people I've worked with, including a very close friend of mine, have also been attacked at work and I'm still disgusted it's seen as "part of the job". It's not.

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    • Savannah Banks2 years ago
      Savannah Banks

      Savannah Banks

      2 years ago

      Thank you so SO much to all the people who have donated so far. I'm humbled and shocked that in the first day alone I've had so much support. My heart is full. Thank you thank you thank you

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/12/2017 17.49

    Supporters

    22

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2017

      Support work is vital, but, equally so, who supports the support worker? I'm genuinely sorry you were left in this dreadful situation :(

      £25.00

    • ross naylor

      ross naylor

      Aug 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • Becca Francis

      Becca Francis

      Aug 12, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jackie Feehan

      Jackie Feehan

      Aug 11, 2017

      Thinking about you Savannah and know that you are strong enough to fight this injustice.

      £25.00

    • Tasha Jackson-Beech

      Tasha Jackson-Beech

      Aug 11, 2017

      £30.00

    • DJ

      DJ

      Aug 11, 2017

      Every little bit helps right? No one should feel like they're left to fight for themselves by their bosses...

      £20.00

    • Rob & Helen

      Rob & Helen

      Aug 11, 2017

      £30.00

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    Savannah Banks

    Savannah Banks

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    I'm a careworker, passionately involved in the LGBT community, and trying to start my own salon business for those who can't get to typical salons due to anxiety, mobility, or any other issues.

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