Welcome to F.A.C.T. 2009
F.A.C.T. - Our Beginning
Families Against Crime by
Terrorims was formed in October 1998. A group of ‘victims’ were invited to
meet the then Secretary of State Dr Mo Mowlam.
Our name was changed
to Families Achieving Change Together on the 6th of August 2003, this
reflects how we as a group and as victims have grown and
"When I came to
F.A.C.T. I felt 3 inchs tall and in the short time
I have been here you
have helped me to grow to all of my 5'3" that I was supposed to be".
"You have given
me back the mother I had before the bomb"
came at just the right time for our family"
After this meeting the
victims and their families felt that they as individuals had a bond, which
brought them together. Maybe through that togetherness they could help
each other to overcome or at least come to terms with the hurt that had
been instrumental in labelling them the ‘innocent victims of the Northern
- Over 4,243 people
have lost their lives in the conflict
- The F.A.C.T.
group was formed and have received funding from The Community Foundation
for Northern Ireland, for office premises and salary costs for one
Our office was officially opened by Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP JP
on the 26 October 1999
- Most of the group
members have been maimed by terrorist violence or have had a relative
- We are an
organisation with families from both communities as
- To date we are
working with the members to offer counselling, re-training, social and
welfare activities, advice, support and complimentary
- We are also trying
to create awareness in the local community of the pain and suffering
that has been forced onto these individuals. We hope that the community
would help to offer support which itself would enable our members to
grow in confidence and reconcile to a community that has brought our
members to this place of pain.