Ingeus proudly showcased its innovate rehabilitation services during official openings of its three community-based CFO Activity Hubs.
The centres, in Durham, Darlington and Middlesbrough, hosted open days for more than 70 invited guests to meet staff and participants, and to witness the pioneering support available to ex-offenders living in the community.
CFO Activity Hubs provide a safe, supportive and welcoming space for participants to access tailored advice and guidance; interacting with positive roles models and peers. Ingeus and its specialist partners, including East Durham college, TKO, Catharsis Creative Arts Therapy and PACT, will provide support for accommodation; health issues; finance and debt; education, employment and training, to strengthen resettlement into the community and reduce reoffending.
Chloe Duxbury, Deputy Head of Service Delivery and Development from PACT commented:
"The taster sessions were a real insight into the work the Hubs are conducting and the life skills the participants will take away with them to use in the future.”
Chris O’Connor, Head of Delivery for the CFO Activity Hubs at Ingeus commented:
“We were delighted to welcome stakeholders, partners and supply chain organisations to learn more about the vital role CFO Activity Hubs play in supporting positive rehabilitation. Working closely with probation practitioners and local partners, our services support positive change and outcomes for ex-offenders and the communities in which they live."
The CFO Activity Hub project is funded via HM Prison & Probation Service Co-Financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). HMPPS CFO is a European Social Fund resettlement support programme which delivers projects aimed at improving employability, which are seen as key to changing lives and reducing reoffending. To learn more about the work of HMPPS CFO, please visit https://www.co-financing.org/