Emerging Good Practice Across PCC Areas

by Viktoria // Jul 16 2018

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Gloucestershire PCC

The Nelson Trust is pleased to have been mentioned in the PCC Spotlight Report.

From Page 10:

Gloucestershire PCC


'Gloucestershire PCC, Martin Surl, together with the Summerfield Trust, has commissioned the Nelson Trust, to deliver an early intervention project, supporting young women and girls in rural areas to address a range of risks to their health, promote their wellbeing and divert them away from the criminal justice system.  The outreach was set up amid high concerns about ASB in the local communities of rural Gloucestershire, in an effort to provide support to the young women and girls living in these areas with limited availability of services. From their previous support work, the Nelson Trust have identified that young women and girls are at increasing risk of gang involvement and that female offending is strongly associated with male partners and peers.' 

'The dedicated outreach worker works up to 30 young women and girls per year and provide them with individual key-working sessions as well as small group work, in order to promote their wellbeing, build resilience and consequently reduce ASB in local areas. Since its inception in 2014, Rural Outreach has worked with over 84 young women and girls over the lifespan of the project by assessing the multiplicity of their needs and ensuring that they access appropriate support. The majority of women and girls had a combination of needs around substance misuse, poor mental health, housing, domestic violence, and sex work.  As a result of the targeted support offered by Rural Outreach and delivered by the Nelson Trust, young women and girls who engaged with the project have gained permanent employment, enrolled in further education, and continued with their recovery from substance misuse.' 

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