Revolving Doors publishes tool-kits

Revolving Doors published last week two tool-kits for practitioners: Service user involvement which is an essential part of developing and running effective probation services.  Involving service users can contribute to service design, to monitoring  the impact of interventions  as well as giving them a voice supporting their journey  away from crime. Peer research. This toolkit is designed for probation staff and those involved in probation to be able to run a research project with a ...

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Peer-led housing: the SHE project

The inception of SHE (Support & Housing East Lancashire) began in August 2013 when I tried to access housing following a suspended sentence. As a single 44-year old woman, I did not fit the priority need for emergency accommodation or indeed any accommodation. My mother took me in and from her sofa I began to research the housing problem in East Lancashire. I studied those coming from prison and the lack of affordable housing available to them. This sent my research further into the benefit ...

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Health & Recovery Support

Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (Northumbria CRC) runs a recovery support service with its Newcastle IOM team which has shown great results in its first year. There was a 37% reduction in crime during the first six months of engagement. The recovery support service was commissioned in January 2013 and the contract was awarded to Changing Lives, a national charity which provides specialist support services for vulnerable people. It is led by Stephen Jamieson, senior peer recovery ...

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Voice For Change

The peer mentoring scheme in South Yorkshire, now known as the Peer Partnership, was conceived via the Voice For Change Hub (VFCH) - a Forum designed by service users for service users. The development and co-ordination of both projects has been facilitated by Fiona Miller South Yorkshire CRC Service User Involvement Officer. Since August 2013 Voice For Change Hub sessions have been taking place once per month in all four of the South Yorkshire divisions. This provides service users with ...

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