Talking about the partner agencies involved in community hubs, one service user said: “They’re all there and it’s all in the one room and you can hopscotch from one desk to the other. And, when I leave, I feel like I’ve achieved something.”
Another said: “The access to the services is great. The staff that I’ve dealt with are great. And, as I say, having all the services in one place is like a one-stop-shop.”
Trevor Gardner, Community Integration Manager at Working Links, said: “Community hubs help to take away the badge of ‘offender’, and support them 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”.
“We look forward to continuously developing our community hub model with our partner agencies to ensure our delivery is as effective as possible in reducing reoffending.”