CFO Activity Hub

What is a CFO Activity Hub ?

  • CFO Activity Hubs is a new project funded by CFO, HMPPS and part funded by the European Social Fund.
  • The hubs aim to provide a safe space for participants to build a healthier, more stable and fulfilling life.
  • The activity hubs have been located to ensure that they are accessible to as many participants as possible.
  • The hub site is located:

What do we do?

  • Actively engage with participants who may have complex or multiple barriers within a 121 and group setting and are unlikely to benefit from other services.
  • Support a participant journey led by the participant to encourage sustained engagement and therefore progression.
  • Developing individual's life skills, communication and self-worth in preparation for their next steps on their journey; signposting to other provision
  • Reduce and remove barriers to community reintegration.
  • Assistance with up to 30 hours of activities per week.

Interventions have been designed to cover the following areas:

  • Human and Citizenship – Delivering 121 and group interventions to support self-worth, encourage relationship building and improved communication
  • Community and Social – Delivering a mixture of accredited and non accredited interventions to remove barriers through access to support services and developing skills
  • Interventions and Services – Delivering wrap-around support to enable ongoing attendance and participation for specialist services and interventions

Eligibility

To be able to take part you need to:​

  • be over the age of 18
  • be unemployed​
  • legally have permission to live and work in the UK​
  • be serving a current community sentence or be under supervision on licence (for the time on provision)​

Taking part is voluntary and is not timebound

How to refer

Referrals can be made from Public services such as Probation, Courts, Police/ PCC, Local authority or JCP​.

We can also take referrals through other routes such as Housing associations, Voluntary services, Health services and through self-referral routes​

We will support the following priority groups:

  • BAME 
  • Disabilities / health conditions (inc. Drug and alcohol) 
  • Over 50s
  • Ex-Service Personnel
  • Women

 

  • Referral form to be completed and sent to relevant hub via the secure email address supplied on the form. ​
  • Internal eligibility checks will be completed on receipt of referral. ​
  • Referring organisation will be contacted for a warm handover​.
  • Participant will be allocated a Support Worker for their time on provision​.
  • Offender Manager will be contacted in all cases and this contact will be maintained throughout engagement on provision​.
  • Participant will be contacted and invited to attend the hub for induction and action plan completion.

Find out more about CFO Activity Hubs on the Shaw Trust website