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Local MP Opens New Hastings CFO Activity Hub

Key insight 26 July 2021

Last week, we were delighted to welcome Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart to open our CFO Activity Hub in Hastings.

As an established provider of high-quality public services, we believe that no one should be left behind. Offenders are one such group in our society that can sometimes feel that they are forgotten. As such, co-financing organisations (CFO) Activity Hubs will deliver targeted interventions to improve the support provided to one of the hardest-to-reach groups in our society, providing a safe and supportive space to help individuals move away from crime and reintegrate back into the public.

The newly launched (CFO) Activity Hubs offer activities and support to participants as they re-engage with their local community. Our CFO Activity Hubs are in operation in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Bristol and Chatham. The Hastings branch is a satellite to the South East service, offering tailored support, advice and guidance, as well as the chance to interact with positive role models and peers at a similar stage of their resettlement journey.

Speaking after her visit, Sally-Ann Hart MP said:

“Rehabilitation is an essential aspect of the criminal justice system. Punishment alone does not reduce reoffending rates as many people processed within the criminal justice system have underlying factors or vulnerabilities that can make them prone to offending. Rehabilitation makes sense not only from a human perspective, but also from an economic perspective and I really welcome this CFO Activity Hub, here in Hastings, which will help local offenders move away from a life of crime and reintegrate back into our local community. Whilst the past cannot be changed, hope is a powerful force for everyone.”

Suki Binning, our Chief Social Worker and Executive Director of Justice and Social Care, said:

“We were delighted to be able to show Sally-Ann our service which is up and running in St Leonards-on-Sea. The CFO Activity Hubs will provide a safe and supportive space for those on probation license or supervision orders to develop plans to move forward.

“Working in partnership with specialist organisations, we are helping individuals in the criminal justice system to build a better future through tailored support, advice and guidance, as they progress on their rehabilitation journey.

“The work will positively benefit our communities by equipping participants with the necessary skills needed to stop offending and successfully contribute to their local communities.”

At Intervention Alliance, we are committed to putting offenders at the heart of their own rehabilitation journey, providing skills training, employability services and practitioner expertise, all of which aims to move individuals into a crime-free life. You can read more about our services by clicking here.