PCC's Grant Fund 2021/2022

 

 

 

 

BEDFORDSHIRE POLICE

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Bedfordshire Police

Mental Health Hub

£70,000

Pan Beds

To work together according to the priorities set out in the Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat which include the following;
• Improving early access to mental health services
• Management of risk to vulnerable people and demand to services
• Preventing death and self-harm (arising from suicide and emotional/mental health crisis)
• Prevention of MH Crisis
To continue to build on the good work of the Mental Health Hub which brings together a multiagency approach to people in MH crisis. The support provided has resulted in a reduction in demand of officer’s time.

 

Bedfordshire Police

CIP and Watches

£11,000

Pan Beds

The Police Led Watch Scheme initiatives have undergone a period of change and following a recent restructure we are now able to lead these initiatives more effectively.  The continuation of funding will allow us to build upon the newly achieved confidence and support of volunteers as well as develop and increase the number of schemes available across the county. To establish additional schemes in appropriate areas, we will be working closely with Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) to develop an appropriate template enabling all Watch Schemes to work together and maximize resources wherever possible. This is particularly successful in rural areas.   In order to develop, Speed Watch requires additional SIDs for the North & South of the County and safety equipment. This continuation funding will not address this as the equipment cost far exceeds funding available, however the funding will allow us to purchase safety equipment and crime reduction items as they provide a visible presence and support various Police operations.

Early Intervention

 

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Ampthill Town Council

Young People Outreach Service

£5,000

Ampthill

The Town Council is commissioning 2 youth workers to deliver a two 2-hour outreach session weekly for the entire year. Activities would be young person led and could include sports, arts, information sessions and mentoring.
Ampthill has experienced anti-social behaviour, vandalism, drug taking and drug dealing alongside other activities that are associated with disengaged young people. This will build on the work started in the summer to engage these young people and provide support work in the form of activities, talks, local visits, and work towards involving young people to contribute to finding an indoor venue for the future. The program will provide the opportunity for young people who do not access structured youth activities to engage with adults who can offer advice, support and guidance in their community settings.
The aim of the council is to provide this as an ongoing service for years to come

 

Att10tive

BSafe

£13,500

 

Bsafe will be a youth led campaign where they will produce information targeted at their peers, families, friends siblings and other young people aimed at identifying risks of exploitation, abductions, and getting involved in the wrong crowds which cold lead to gang involvement. The interventions will be led by people who mainly live in the more deprived areas of Bedfordshire and who have less opportunities.

The main benefit of Bsafe is to ensure that young people are looking at the drivers of crime and gang violence, carrying out research then communicating to their peers, family, friends, youth groups schools and colleges with what they see as the solutions.

 

Blues Foundation

Tackle Life

£7,500

Bedford

Launched in April 2020 with the aspiration to become one of Bedfordshire’s leading sports charities. With aim to use the values of rugby to promote positive life choices and the Tackle LIFE project will do exactly that. Passionate about the impact sport and exercise can have and the programme is designed to support the young people explore their own personal development. Partnered with several organisations with specialisms in tackling issues in youth crime, exploitation and vulnerabilities. The delivery of the programme is supported by staff with experience in working with the target audience on similar programmes in Luton and north London. The Tackle LIFE Project is a new initiative by the Blues Foundation, launching in Bedford in 2021, using rugby values and sport to engage disengaged young people at risk of offending. Working with key partners, this early intervention programme aims to inspire and transform the lives of young people at risk, using wellbeing is at the heart of the delivery. The project will be a bespoke service to the young people identified by Bedford Borough Council’s ART, Bedfordshire Police, the Young Offending Service, and local secondary schools. This alternative opportunity to learn and develop will target the young people most at need, but also those on a support pathway to reduce the risk of crime and exploitation.

 

Develop

The Crack It!

£5,000

Bedford

Crack iT  Operating from training centre in Bedford, utilizing existing staff all skilled at delivering a range of proven activities and engagement techniques with content and structure based around personal and social development evolved from previous intervention experience and learner feedback. 

Crack iT  Delivers a group community activity for 16-18 year old learners at risk of becoming pressurised into offending.  The programme promotes teambuilding, communication, self-esteem, confidence addressing peer pressure, cultures and risky behaviours through learner involvement on a community project chosen by the learners. 

Crack iT Consists of 12 Interactive group sessions, 5 hours per day, weekly, This can be modified based on the cohort e.g. increase to two days delivery per week over a shorter duration. Designed to be flexible to support individual group requirements and current Covid restrictions.

At the end of Crack iT a celebration event will be held to present the finished community project to the recipient/s.  This gives learners a sense of achievement and self- worth.


Directional Community Interest Company

Take The Lead

£7,500

Luton

Directional currently run various programmes and projects which work around prevention, early intervention and diversion. Working in high schools, alternative learning provisions and in the community delivering group work and 1-1 support for young people, predominately 10-18-year olds. Directional staff have been a voice for young people, representing the town on various media outlets (BBC News, ITV News, BBC Three Counties) and hope to continue to create opportunities for the most vulnerable young people. With this fund they will be able to deliver an extension to the Take The Lead project.
The project would work more intensely with young people on a 1-1 basis delivering a minimum of 12 hours work over a period of 6 weeks. Working alongside schools and ACE, who deliver a knife crime intervention to young people who have been caught with a knife or offensive weapon and add to their existing model. Sharing lived experiences with young people to help them relate to us and offer better life choices. Throughout the 12 hours, promoting confidence, respect and hard work. Further educating on the dangers surrounding drugs use and the consequences this could cause.

 

Early Childhood Partnership

Horizons Play Therapy Service

£7,500

Central Bedfordshire and Bedford

Will deliver a minimum of 12 sessions of one to one play therapy and group-based interventions. Children eligible for the service will be living in Bedfordshire and Luton and have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences such as domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and/or parental mental ill health. The service is a preventative one, aiming to address the trauma children have experienced in order to reduce escalation of need later in life. Significant demand for this service with approximately 95% of referrals coming from local schools across Bedfordshire and Luton. Ability to adapt to demand across the whole of Bedfordshire as a result of our strong network of local Play Therapists.

 

Early Intervention

 

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Lord’s Taverners – Wicketz Luton

Wicketz Luton

 

£7,500

Luton

Wicketz is a community cricket programme delivered in partnership with Cricket East, targeting young people aged 8-19, living in areas of high deprivation. Focus on those who are disruptive or have a disordered personal or family life, who can be key targets for crime, violence and exploitation. By providing positive alternatives, aiming to halt the progression of violence and exploitation.  Through early detection and prompt, effective, targeted intervention helping young people develop the skills, knowledge and resilience to choose positive future paths for themselves and make a constructive contribution to their communities.

 

Luton Town FC Community Trust

Park Street Sport Cage

£7,500

Luton

Cohesion team made up of qualified sports coaches and youth workers will lead the project in partnership with LYOS and Beds Police – currently attend the ‘sports cage’ situated at the foot of the Park Street flats once a week and deliver structured sports activities for local young people. This is a vital community space in a deprived part of Luton that young people should consider safe and secure but currently is neither. This funding will support LTFC to provide staff for an additional 3 nights a week to allow all young people safe and secure access to facilities.

 

The Safer Luton Partnership

Teenage Domestic Abuse Training and Support Project

£10,000

Luton

Support programme to help young people make safe and healthy relationships. The sessions are run in small groups and are specifically designed for young people.

The project seeks to enable young people to recognise abusive relationships as well as have an in-depth understanding of controlling and coercive behaviour. It will discuss the impact this has on those in these relationships and how to leave a relationship which is unsafe. It will also help young people to manage any exposure to domestic abuse within the home environment.
Young people will be able to understand the difference between unsafe and healthy relationships. This project will be working with those who are in or survivors of these relationships This project will complement the work of other agencies in the town by providing training to those young people who are either in or leaving abuse relationships

 

Reactiv8 The Nation Ltd

Reaching for the Stars

£13,500

 

“Reach for the stars” for 10-16 year olds at risk of dropping out of school and being at risk of entering the criminal justice system and / or exploitation and violence. Reactiv8 will deliver a high impact and practical mind-set empowerment programme using proven educational material and British Military coaching techniques.  This will be followed by one-to-one bespoke mentoring sessions that provide enhanced advice, guidance and support to empower participants to achieve the life they deserve, away from drugs, violence and crime. 

 

St Giles Trust

SOS+ Central Bedfordshire

£7,500

Central Bedfordshire

“SOS+ Central Bedfordshire” – St Giles is an established national provider of Early Intervention services.
Currently funded by Kent, Hertfordshire, and Avon & Somerset PCC to deliver Early Intervention Youth Fund services, this fund will enable us to expand our existing provisions. The service trains and employs local mentors and facilitators to work with young people, providing intensive mentoring and educational sessions in schools about gangs, knife crime and county lines, as well as outreach work in the community. The fund it being used mainly to fund the facilitator to produce these sessions. The Project includes: Targeted programmes addressing gangs, exploitation and youth violence to small groups of young people / 1:1 Targeted mentoring sessions to young people at risk / Webinars delivered digitally to parents and carers / Partnership Working / 

 

The Right Track

The Right Track Project

£7,500

Bedford

“The Right Track Project” – While a young group in terms of time, organisation have experience from a grass roots level of working in and around youngsters due to the nature of our work which has been
creating and participating in events such as Groove In The Park held at Jubilee Park in Bedford which were attended by a lot of these youths, and we have proven youngsters now in their 20s that we have taken our time to help and guide to be great contributors to society. Would deliver and facilitate a range of workshops based around Music, Arts and Sports for groups of youngsters who would benefit from early intervention and are hard to reach socially and feel isolated, these workshops would be based around mentors and role models from the world of music arts and sports also some youngsters that have been personally mentored in the past who will come in to tell their stories along with some fascinating guest speakers who have in the past succumbed to a life of crime and are now reformed and are here to tell them how their behaviour impacts on others and that crime does not pay. As a member of the Afro Caribbean community and a parent the founder is all too aware of the blight of knife crime and county lines drug dealing and hear it first hand from within the community.

 

Transitions UK

Aspire Plus

£7,500

Central Bedfordshire

The Academy’s students are all on the SEN register. They have a variety of social, emotional and mental health
needs, and many have additional diagnoses of conditions such as ADHD or ASC. The majority of pupils have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. The aim is to provide support for year 11 leavers at risk of exclusion and/or offending before they transition, through the summer holidays and into their place of education, employment or training during their first year. Carefully matching mentors who reflect the YPs personality, interests and ambitions. Work is also done with family members, friends and agencies to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.

 

Challenging-behaviour Counselling Wellbeing Foundation

Heal the Parent Heal the Child: ADHD prevention into asbo behaviours & future risk of criminality

£12,986

Central Bedfordshire and Luton

“Heal the Parent Heal the Child: ADHD prevention into asbo behaviours & future risk of criminality.” – Weekly workshops on understanding impacting variables with children with ADHD. Healing the hurt, Teaching parents alterative thinking, Retraining the child’s brain.

Monthly Workshops on children understanding their behaviour actions and moral compass in relationship to their developing alternative brains. Not engaging with antisocial behaviour, drugs, domestic violence, crime activities. Focus on crime prevention as 30-60% (2018 identification of offenders meta analysis) of the prison system are deemed to have ADHD/Attachment. Having positive identification and sense of self so reducing negative Mental health issues. Looking at learning techniques due to high lower academic performance. Social awkwardness, positive interaction.  Long term futures are not without problems for children with ADHD, less so without positive parent support.

 

 

Offender Management

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Youth Offending Service

Diversion and Triage

£120,000

Pan Beds

The Diversion and Triage model brings YOS expertise into police stations to assist with decision making. Triage takes place at the point that a C&YP enters police custody following arrest or detainment.
At this ‘gateway’, key information can be gathered and shared between YOS, Police and other partner agencies to inform decision making and ensure that the risk, needs of the victim, the young person and the community are addressed. Triage provides the option of early diversion for young people involved in low level criminality, with low risk of re-offending. Early contact with the Youth Offending Service at this stage means that preventative work with young people who commit serious offences or safeguarding of vulnerable young children and victims can start earlier.

 

You Turn Futures

Direction and Conditional Caution

 

£105,000

Pan Beds

Direction is a free confidential advisory service supported by a comprehensive website, brokering services for offenders, their families and the professionals working with them.  Direction resolves the complex needs of individuals in Bedfordshire by identifying the best service fit and a named link person to provide support thereby enhancing their lives and life chances, including reducing the likelihood of crime.

 

 

 

 

Drugs and Alcohol

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Luton Council & Central Bedfordshire Council (as commissioners of the treatment services across Bedfordshire)

Conditional Cautions for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

 

£50,000

Luton and Central Bedfordshire

Conditional Cautions for Drug and Alcohol Treatment – The PHT at CBC commission:


➢ Path 2 Recovery (P2R) is the drug and alcohol treatment service for Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire residents. P2R is provided by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).


The PHT in Luton commission:
➢ ResoLUTiONs is the is the drug and alcohol treatment service for Luton Borough residents and is provided by Change Grow Live (CGL). As the services are commissioned by two different local authorities (Central Bedfordshire and Luton), we propose that the funding is split and issued to the drug and alcohol commissioners who will allocate the funding to their respective provider.

 

Penrose

 

The CATE Project

£38,096

Luton

Experienced in delivering intensive support to women who were being exploited sexually, financially, emotionally and physically through the House Project which focused on harm reduction, rehabilitation, achieving independence and reintegration into the community.

Penrose uses a holistic, recovery-focused model to deliver outcomes, underpinned by:
– Psychologically Informed Environments
– The 5 Ways to Wellbeing
– 10 principles of the Recovery Model


Appointing Specialist Women’s Support Coordinator (SWSC) who will receive referrals from You Turn Futures and wider partners, to offer additional trauma-informed wraparound support coordination and all the expertise and specialist knowledge of Penrose in supporting vulnerable women who:

• have a history of drug and/or alcohol misuse
• a history of offending or who are at risk of offending
• are at risk more widely from exploitation

 

Counselling Services

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Bedford Open Door

 

£20,153

 

Bedford

The continued need for specialist counselling for young people / youth at risk and victims of crime is evident by ongoing high demand for the service.  In the first three quarters of the delivery in Year 1 worked hard to establish effective partnership links that have enabled the counsellor to work holistically with the complex, individual needs of each young person.   As a result, Bedford Open Door have been able to report positive outcomes for clients and have had excellent feedback from young people who have used our service.   The way of working is effective due to being able to offer Drop In and can refer young people into their main counselling service if they do not meet the criteria for the high needs specialist counsellor. 

 

Counselling foundation

 

Domestic Abuse Victims Counselling Service

£16,000

Pan Beds

Specialist Counselling provision for victims of Domestic Abuse

Counselling foundation

 

Sexual Violence Victims Counselling Service

£9,000

Pan Beds

Specialist Counselling provision for victims of Sexual Violence

Living Your Life

 

Sexual Violence Victims Counselling Service

£40,000

Pan Beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Counselling provision for victims of Sexual Violence

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

Change Ur Life

Outreach Domestic Abuse Service

£60,000

Pan Beds

Continuation of the Outreach Provision delivered last year. Change UR Life provides free, confidential, non-judgmental and independent support to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence living in Bedfordshire. Outreach workers support women and men who are still living at home, as well as those who are moving out of a refuge and those who are already living in a new community.
 Aim:

– Increase in safety
– Decrease in victimisation
– Decrease in repeat incidents
– Better manage health
– Safe housing
– Signpost to receive counselling, group therapy

 

Early Childhood Partnership

SafeNet

£60,000

Pan Beds

Safety Net will form a web of vital group support programmes that can be accessed by victims/survivors of DVA across the whole of Bedfordshire. All programmes are structured to help rehabilitate victims so they can better overcome their vulnerabilities while also contributing towards a preventative agenda by reducing the chances of repeat victimisation. Sessions normally last 1-2 hours, are all delivered by trained specialists, and offered alongside wrap-around support. Activities include:

FfB: Talk:4M – A 12 –24-week peer group support programme, underpinned by our SafeLives accredited ‘Liberty Programme’ and RESPECT UK training.

 

LAWC:
Freedom – A 12-week programme which educates women about DVA, including how it impacts on their lives, and how to protect themselves and their children. (Delivered in Luton, including evening session/ 5 groups/ 70 beneficiaries).
Moving On – A 6-week follow-on programme designed to support women with the after-effects of abuse and empower them to move forwards with their lives. (Delivered in Luton/ 3 groups/ 24 beneficiaries).
Our Lives – A 6-week ‘freedom’ course specifically designed to work within the cultural and religious context of women from South Asian communities. (Delivered in Luton in community languages/ 3 groups/ 18 beneficiaries). All LAWC groups are open to Bedfordshire women residents.

 

Bedford Women’s Centre:
Freedom – A 11-week programme which aims to educate women about DVA as outlined above. (Delivered in Bedford, including 22 evening sessions/ 50 weeks of rolling programme/ 100 beneficiaries). The evening programme is open to Mid Beds residents.
Freedom Forever – A 10-week follow-on programme as outlined above. (Delivered in Bedford/ 3 groups/ 27 beneficiaries).

Home-Start:

Pattern Changing – A 10-week programme (plus follow-up sessions) which enables female victims of DVA to recover and reduce the likelihood of them returning to their abuser or entering other harmful relationships. (Delivered in Central Bedfordshire/ 3 groups/ 24 beneficiaries).

 

Embrace

Tailored support for young victims of crime and their families

£47,080

Pan Beds

We are looking to further invest in both staff and training for our young person’s care officers and Embrace kidva role which is effectively supporting children and working alongside parental IDVA’s and other child protection and support organisations to ensure children’s needs are heard and adequately provided for. We are able to implement a full cardray of support to meet the emotional, practical and wellbeing needs of the children and families we are supporting.

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse

 

 

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

The Change Portfolio

 

Change Plus

£25,000

Pan Beds

The project provides a 2 day Domestic Abuse Awareness course for those who have been arrested for domestic abuse for the first time. The project educates perpetrators of domestic abuse, to increase understanding of what domestic abuse is and its impact, reducing the risk of re-offending.

The police reporting (November 2019) has confirmed that of the 184 who have completed the programme, only 3 have been rearrested. This is over 98% success. We wish to continue the project to enable us to help families with conflict and prevent further acts of domestic abuse

 

Luton Borough Council

 Pan Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Officer

£50,000

Pan Beds

An opportunity for a skilled and experienced safeguarding professional to drive forward a co-ordinated and cohesive response, to develop the first Pan Bedfordshire DA strategy, liaising with local DA leads and to support the work of the Pan Bedfordshire Strategic Leaders DA Board.

 

Purpose of the Role

 

• To lead the development of the first Bedfordshire DA strategy and co-ordinate policy implementation in relation to DA across Bedfordshire

 

• To liaise with partner agencies from the statutory and voluntary sector to develop a common understanding of the issues and approaches being used to tackle DA

 

• To promote a consistent, co-ordinated, and sustainable approach to dealing with DA, whilst being sensitive to local issues and differences

 

Cats Protection

 

Paws Protect Domestic Abuse service (Bedfordshire)

£6,723

Pan Beds

For many victims, leaving violent relationships is made impossible as they cannot bear to lose their pets or put them at risk. The service provided by Paws Protect removes the barriers that families face when trying to flee domestic abuse.

Paws Protect is a free volunteer led fostering service, where cats are cared for until owners have escaped their violent relationship and resettled away from their abuser.

Tokko Youth Space

 

Contribution

£5,000

Luton

Contribution towards the Youth DA support worker

Stepping Stones

 

Contribution

£8,320

Luton

Contribution towards supporting women experiencing Domestic Abuse

Change Ur Life

Contribution

£44,000

Pan Bedfordshire

Contribution towards supporting victims of Domestic Abuse from LGBTQ+ community and live chat facility.

Luton All Women Centre

Contribution

£5,000

Luton

Contribution towards supporting women experiencing Domestic Abuse

ACCM (UK)

Contribution

£9,000

Bedford

Contribution towards supporting women experiencing Domestic Abuse from BAME community

Early Childhood Partnership

Contribution

£8,000

Pan Beds

Contribution towards project aimed at supporting young people witnessing domestic abuse. The project is linked with VERU services.

Safer Luton Partnership

Contribution

£10,000

Luton

Contribution towards supporting teenagers experiencing Domestic Abuse

Women’s Aid in Luton

Contribution

£10,000

Luton

Contribution towards supporting women experiencing Domestic Abuse

Change Ur Life

Contribution

£18,000

Pan Beds

Contribution towards supporting men experiencing Domestic Abuse

Queens Park Community Organisation

Contribution

£0 carry over

Bedford

Providing support to victims of Domestic Abuse:

 

1. Temporary accommodation

2. Food, transport and essential items. 

3. Make premises more secure

4. Interpreters for DV victims

 

Victim Support and Embrace

IDVA Services

£444,874 2021-2023

 

Pan Beds

·         Specialist provision for Children aged 5 and above

·         Health and Communities – IDVA Luton hospital

·         Court IDVA

·         Senior IDVA

·         Stalking and Harassment Advocate

·         Health and Communities specialist IDVA

 

 

Sexual Violence

 

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

FACES and Link to Change

 

Changing Faces

£99,980

Pan Beds

The delivery format for the Changing FACES project will be a combined approach of different interventions (including; workshops, targeted group work, one to one support) based upon the needs of the beneficiaries that are accessing the project.  Each beneficiary will be assessed on their levels of need, the current circumstances and any other factors which may need to be considered. Support will be tailor-made to allow each beneficiary to achieve the best possible outcome. Changing FACES is aimed at CYP and their families who are at risk of CSE, SV and gang related exploitation.  

 

 

 FACES and Link to Change will continue to provide specially trained workers to offer direct support to victims/families.


The new element is the inclusion of an accredited training programme ‘Escape the Trap’ which has now been in place from 2020. An 8 week programme delivered in 2 hourly session, specifically designed to help CYP to recognise signs red flags and protect themselves and break the cycle of abuse.
We have a Practitioner in place who has completed this residential training.
We plan to deliver the training in schools, youth settings or one to one.

 

Early Childhood Partnership

ISVA service

£180,000 contribution

Pan Beds

ISVA specialist service jointly commissioned with NHS and Bedfordshire Police for service within SARC and in support of victims of sexual violence

 

Azalea

Contribution

£20,000

Luton

Supporting victims of sexual exploitation

Embrace

Contribution

£30,615

Pan Beds

In communication around delivery linked with SARC  

 

Embrace CVOC

ISVA

£61,250 2021-2023

Pan Beds

SYP ISVA – Young Person Stalking and Harassment Advocate

Other Services

 

Organisation

 

Name of Project

 

Amount Funded

 

 

Area

 

Details of Delivery

OPCC

Signpost

TBC

PAN Beds

The Signpost Hub offers free and confidential support to anyone affected by crime whether it has been reported to the police or not. This includes victims themselves, bereaved relatives, parents or guardians of victims under 18 and members of staff where a business has been the subject of a crime.

 

Luton and Dunstable Charitable Trust

Helipad Appeal

£15,000

Pan Beds

The Luton and Dunstable Charitable Fund, is currently appealing for funds for the L&D Helipad. The aim of the proposed helipad is to improve accessibility to life-saving facilities for our local community to ensure everyone has access to our care when they really need it. Currently, our ability to receive Air Ambulance depends on them landing on a field, some distance away on a field, subsequently requiring a secondary land transfer to the hospital. The ability to save lives is consequently impeded by the inability to provide a rapid response to the hospital’s emergency department, as the speed in which a patient receives medical treatment is crucial

 

2020-2021