Community hubs are one of the key ways in which we increasingly undertake our work. This is a multi-agency approach where a range of agencies work together, to provide a joined up service in one location.
Offenders under our supervision and other members of the community are able to access a range of services, facilities and opportunities within a community setting, ensuring that the problems people often face can be responded to in one place. This enables people to access services close to home, which is known to be an important part of rehabilitation and preventing further offending behaviour.
Each community hub aims to provide housing and debt support, addiction services and employment and training opportunities. In addition, many provide a range of other services and facilities, including mentoring, mental health services, credit unions, gym facilities, refreshments, volunteering and other practical provision. Often this type of support will help to reduce reoffending.