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Prisoner reading scheme proves impact

Evaluation of Shannon Trust “Turning Pages” peer based prisoner reading scheme finds significant impact that goes well beyond improved literacy.

Shining a light on the potential of Payment by Results

00000 It’s indicative of the high level of interest in payment by results that last night’s seminar at the Academy for Justice Commissioning attracted a full house who stayed till the end  despite a light breaking through the Ministry of Justice conference suite ceiling where it remained, dangling over the MC’s head, for the duration of the event. The presentation focused on the design, financing and operation of the ONE Service, the PbR scheme which seeks …

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Promoting offender health – peering into the future

00000Last week I attended a conference on offender health commissioning which had a focus on the voluntary sector. The event was put on jointly by FaithAction, the Mental Health Providers Forum, Men’s Health Forum, NACRO and Action for Prisoners Families with the purpose of educating and encouraging commissioners to engage with the voluntary sector. There is a host of evidence that, relative to the general population, offenders have greater physical, mental and social health care …

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