Project Nova in partnership with Reed

CFO Activity Hubs – Providing Offenders with Support for Skills and Employment

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Introduction

Reed in Partnership’s HMPPS CFO Activity Hubs provide safe and supportive spaces for offenders to access complementary resettlement services.

This includes individual advice and guidance, peer engagement and development of personal plans to move forward into education, employment or training.

The CFO Activity Hubs contribute to development of the personal skills and purpose needed to desist from offending and integrate into communities through a multi-agency effort to provide a wide range of engaging activities and developmental support.

Reed in Partnership’s CFO Activity Hubs for offenders in London are based in Croydon and Lewisham.

Purpose

The CFO Activity Hubs are a supportive, comfortable environment and safe space for offenders to access within their community.

A programme of activities and support is available for all participants. These include sports, arts, relationship building and personal developmental activity, coordinated by our Support Workers.

All activities and support align with sentence requirements and license conditions for individual participants.

Participants use the activities and support available to overcome common barriers experienced by offenders, including:

  • Accommodation
  • Health
  • Finance and debt
  • Relationships
  • Attitudes and behaviour
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Substance misuse
  • Domestic abuse and sex working (women only)

Through regular CFO Activity Hub attendance, offenders can change their lives for the better.

About Reed in Partnership

Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities.

They have more than 20 years of experience supporting people to change their lives for the better, by overcoming their barriers to employment and other outcomes.

With their help, hundreds of thousands of people have moved into employment, developed their skills and fulfilled their potential.

Reed in Partnership is providing CFO Activity Hubs in conjunction with two lead partners – SIG Penrose, a charity that provides help and support for ex-offenders and people with mental health conditions, and RFEA, a charity dedicated to supporting veterans.

Activity Providers working with our CFO Activity Hubs include Safe Ground, Your Story, Air Network, Genius Within, User Voice and PACT.