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Nacro and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) Lived Experience and Peer Support (LEaPS) volunteers
As someone who has been through recovery and the Criminal Justice System (CJS), you have first-hand experience of the challenges faced by those caught up in CJS. Drawing on your own experience you will be an integral part of the Liaison & Diversion team to help to inspire, motivate, guide and support people to engage with services, work on their recovery and evidence visible recovery; showing that change is possible. You will be best placed to act as a positive role model who shows empathy and compassion towards people with problems who are caught up in the CJS who may have substance misuse, mental health or other vulnerabilities. By Volunteering with Nacro In conjunction with Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT) Liaison and Diversion services, you will contribute to the reduction of reoffending rates throughout Berkshire by offering service users practical assistance with attending important appointments such as court appearances and by interacting, supporting and signposting service users to engage with community services that support their recovery and wellbeing.Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or service You’ll get great experience and gain skills, be part of a team, help to change things for the better and show yourself and others what you’re capable of An opportunity to learn new skills that will enhance your future career development Lots of training opportunities, and an individually tailored training plan Knowing that you are making a real difference to people’s lives. Your expenses will be paid
Bala Mohaman Sani
Berkshire.Volunteers@nacro.org.uk
07920 571 579
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