The team at the newly launched Warrington CFO Activity Hub, hosted a traditional Christmas lunch on Wednesday 22nd December, for its attendees who are alone this Christmas.
The service which provides a safe and supportive space to help those with convictions move away from crime and reintegrate back into society, hosted the festive lunch to reduce social isolation, as a number of participants live alone after becoming estranged from their families.
The Warrington based service which has already helped many ex-offenders integrate back into communities, wanted to give participants something to look forward to this festive season, as most won’t have a traditional Christmas lunch with their families on Christmas Day.
The Warrington CFO Activity Hub offers support ranging from skills training to help with securing employment to individuals who are on their rehabilitation journey. Participants are offered tailored support, receive advice, guidance and interact with positive role models and peers at a similar stage of their journey.
The festive lunch attendees received the full works of traditional Christmas fayre, but more importantly the opportunity to enjoy the company of others.
Marie Henry, Senior Support Worker at the Warrington CFO Activity Hub, said:
“As many of our participants are estranged from their families, we wanted to offer a warm, welcoming and inclusive place for them to enjoy the festive season whilst giving them something nice to look forward to.
“The group really enjoyed their Christmas get together and it provided them with the much needed company that many of us take for granted over the Christmas period.”
The Warrington CFO Activity Hub managed by Interventions Alliance, part of the employee-owned Seetec Group, puts on regular activities from gardening classes to team building activities to help ex-offenders explore new talents and find employment.