We spoke to Joanne Wood (Head of Service, CFO Activity Hubs) from Interventions Alliance (part of the Seetec group) about this service which aims to provide a comprehensive framework of support to encourage desistance, help participants overcome barriers into work and reintegrate into their local communities.
The first Family Drug and Alcohol Courts annual report pulls together key figures on the activity and impact of these courts over the last year.
Funded by Lambeth Council, Flourish began operating in May 2021 and is based within Children’s Social Care. It offers a range of short-term interventions, as well as an 18-month structured programme.
About the team
The team comprises two Lead Practitioners and one dedicated Team Manager who have all been systematically trained to work with individuals with complex needs. The advisory board, chaired by the Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care, consists of key internal and external partners.
We spoke with Sal Naseem about his thoughts on how we can improve trust and confidence in the police and how equality, diversion and inclusion could be embedded into police culture.
We spoke with Christopher Guttridge, Commissioner’s Officer for Crime, Offending and Justice, about this scheme.
We spoke with Shelley Shaw, Development and Impact Manager at Together for Childhood Plymouth, who joined the project in February 2018.
We spoke with Roger Koester, Everyman Project’s (EP) clinical manager.
We spoke to Martin Bewick, a Specialist Antisocial Behaviour Liaison Officer and the Right Hook Project Coordinator at Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service, to learn more about how boxing and martial arts can be vehicles for engaging young people.
We spoke with Laura North, Domestic Abuse Services Manager, about this innovative service.
What inspired this service?
Prior to the My Ally (MA) service, the relationship and domestic abuse support services within Watford Women’s Centre (WWC) comprised of two domestic abuse support workers offering face to face and telephone appointments and supporting women on a one-to-one basis.