This model links User Voice Councils through the gate, so that Council members can be recruited, trained and elected in Northumberland prison and continue this role on release joining the Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company Service User Council, getting peer support through the gate. ...

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    Peer Mentors are individuals with personal experience of the criminal justice system who are trained (OCN Level 2 in Peer Mentoring) and matched with service users on license or a community order in order to provide one-to-one support. ...

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    Service user Councils in the Community: User Voice Service User Councils provide a democratic, structured and effective means by which probation service users and staff can raise their collective problems and concerns, working together to implement solutions. ...

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  The strategy was developed with the input of both service users and staff. This strategy seeks to embrace the benefits of service user involvement with a view to improving service delivery and supporting desistance to reduce reoffending. Website:  www.ksscrc.co.uk and ‘United:  Service User Council’ (facebook): https://www.facebook.com/UnitedSUC/timeline Contact details: Claire Jones, Head of Business Improvement & People Development, Kent Surrey & Sussex CRC, ...

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Project to establish a service user Council and peer mentoring by User Voice / Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company.For more information about the project contact: Judith Sawbridge, Knowledge Manager at SWM CRC (Judith.Sawbridge@swm.probation.gsi.gov.uk), and Bryan Foster, bfoster@uservoice.org ...

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