Medical Foundation For The Care Of Victims Of Torture

Charity first registered in the UK on 13/09/1990 no: 1000340
Charities Commission data

This charity employs 170 people and has 150 volunteers.



What it does

The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
Human Rights/religious Or Racial Harmony/equality Or Diversity
Other Charitable Purposes

How it works

Provides Other FinanceProvides ServicesProvides Advocacy/advice/informationSponsors Or Undertakes ResearchOther Charitable Activities

Where it operates

Scotland, Throughout London, Birmingham City, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, Manchester City, Leeds City

Who it helps

Other Defined Groups


Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 6 grant making charities totalling £2,145,304

When Amount Donor To be used for
£25,000 David & Elaine Potter Foundation Core funding
31/07/2018 £135,000 Esmee Fairbairn Towards the development of Survivors Speak Out (SSO), Freedom from Torture’s survivors’ advocacy and policy influencing network.
31/08/2017 £10,000 Garfield Weston Foundation Holistic support for young torture survivors
08/05/2017 £5,000 County Durham Community Foundation Towards a Crisis Help, Health and Disability, Social Isolation project.
28/02/2017 £464,600 National Lottery This project will aim to enhance the current support model by including psycho-social support along with existing therapeutic services. Survivors will also be empowered to identify and share their own strengths, identifying then realising their potential for working with their communities.
31/10/2016 £455,000 National Lottery The project will help survivors of torture living in West Midlands to overcome psychological and physical trauma, giving them the best chance to rebuild their lives and become healthier and more active members of society. Various issues will be addressed including poverty, access to appropriate accommodation and support services, legal protection and asylum claim issues.
30/11/2015 £450,000 National Lottery A project to provide psychological and physical therapy and practical support for adult torture survivors in the North West. The scheme will offer a comprehensive programme of intensive, long-term tailored support providing a safe and stable environment to help enable survivors address the trauma of their past experiences of imprisonment, torture and loss, and learn coping mechanisms that promote resilience.
30/06/2015 £405,704 National Lottery This project is developing its existing work to help adults who have experienced and survived torture and to overcome severe trauma. This will enable them to become healthy and to successfully integrate with society. They will overcome practical barriers to meeting their basic needs such as destitution and poverty. Support will be provided over a longer period of time to address practical issues that impact on beneficiaries’ mental health.
30/04/2015 £75,000 City Bridge Trust £75,000 over 3 years towards the costs of therapeutic and other support to young people in London.
31/12/2013 £120,000 Esmee Fairbairn Towards the cost of the survivor-led network, Survivor's Speak OUT.

Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers
31/12/2017 £9,628,138 £8,847,861 £780,277 £8,166,939 5 170 150
31/12/2016 £8,560,808 £8,354,226 £206,582 £7,384,756 4 153 169
31/12/2015 £8,018,301 £8,544,018 -£525,717 £7,174,871 4 124 200
31/12/2014 £8,168,253 £7,767,162 £401,091 £7,701,130 5 124 214
31/12/2013 £7,759,137 £7,693,391 £65,746 £7,299,746 4 128 300
31/12/2012 £8,281,818 £7,611,982 £669,836 £7,232,217 4 163 0
31/12/2011 £7,577,635 £7,403,970 £173,665 £6,562,262 3 121 177
31/12/2010 £7,425,230 £7,481,255 -£56,025 £6,389,488 3 127 0
31/12/2009 £7,964,023 £7,678,233 £285,790 £6,444,393 3 132 200
31/12/2008 £7,382,135 £7,524,989 -£142,854 £6,156,149 2 126 200
31/12/2007 £8,189,435 £7,213,790 £975,645 £6,302,817 3 126 200
31/12/2006 £7,039,509 £6,967,556 £71,953 0
31/12/2005 £6,056,297 £6,085,730 -£29,433 0
31/12/2004 £6,935,513 £7,092,061 -£156,548 0

Trustees

This charity has 11 registered trustees.

  • Andrew Farrell
  • Charles James Middleton
  • Dr Fiona Goudie
  • Dr Joanne Shirley Stubley
  • Dr Michael Alwyn Johnson
  • John Jacob Dalhuisen
  • Melanie Lizbeth Essex
  • Raj Chada
  • Sarah Jane Taylor Peace
  • Sonali Naik
  • Susan Helena Berelowitz
Objectives

(A) TO PROMOTE THE TREATMENT AND RELIEF OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ILLNESS, DISORDER OR DISABILITY SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON AS A RESULT OF THAT PERSON, OR A MEMBER OF HIS OR HER FAMILY, HAVING UNDERGONE, IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE OR ILL TREATMENT INCLUDING BY SUPPORTING AND COMPILING MEDICAL EVIDENCE; (B) TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE, OR MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES HAVE, UNDERGONE, IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE OR ILL TREATMENT AND WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, SICKNESS, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS; (C) TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS (AS SET OUT IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS AND DECLARATIONS) THROUGHOUT THE WORLD WITH THE FOCUS ON THE USE OF TORTURE OR CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT. THIS OBJECT WILL BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CASEWORK, ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH, BY ALL OR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS: (I) MONITORING ABUSES OF HUMAN RIGHTS; (II) OBTAINING REDRESS FOR THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF ABUSE, INCLUDING PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE, MEDICO-LEGAL REPORTS, LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND OTHER ASSISTANCE; (III) RELIEVING NEED AMONG THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE; (IV) RESEARCH INTO HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES; (V) EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS; (VI) EDUCATING AND TRAINING LEGAL, MEDICAL AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS WHO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE UNDERGONE PHYSICAL OR PHYSIOLOGICAL TORTURE OR ILL TREATMENT; (VII) PROVIDING TECHNICAL ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AND OTHERS ON HUMAN RIGHTS MATTERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE PERTAINING TO THE USE OF TORTURE; (VIII) CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOUND ADMINISTRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW; (IX) COMMENTING ON PROPOSED HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION; (X) RAISING AWARENESS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES; (XI) PROMOTING PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS; (XII) PROVIDING RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AMONGST INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS; (XIII) INTERNATIONAL ADVOCACY OF HUMAN RIGHTS; AND (XIV) ELIMINATING INFRINGEMENTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.