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Voices are currently recruiting for volunteer peer mentors, details for the position can be found at http://www.brighter-futures.org.uk/?/careers/view/volunteer_voices_peer_mentor if you have any questions regarding the post you can contact Steve or Saul on 01782 450760.
Staff and customers are looking forward to welcoming Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Matthew Ellis to Chepstow House on Wednesday 7th January at 1pm. Chepstow House were successful in a bid for funding from the PCC’S Proceeds of Crime Fund and Matthew will be presenting a cheque for the amount during his visit.
The grant will be used to fund alternative therapy sessions for women using the centre, run by local organisation ‘Music for Everyone’. The aim of the sessions is to support women with multiple and complex needs develop their understanding and ability to cope with problems that may be linked to their offending.
Matthew will also be able to enjoy a tour of the facilities at Chepstow during his visit and talk to customers directly about their experience of the service. Gary Aston, Managing Director of Music for Everyone, a social enterprise based in Fenton that will also be coming along to the presentation.
Emma Davis, Senior Manager at Brighter Futures says: ‘The customers are really pleased that we have been awarded this funding and are looking forward to the music sessions. We are excited and grateful that our application has been accepted and glad that Matthew is able to come along in person to present the cheque and have a look around Chepstow House.’
Chepstow House is a ‘one-stop shop’ providing women with access to the services they need to deal with their problems. Partner organisations include Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company, Citizens Advice Bureau, CRI and Aquarius a multi-agency team who provide help and advice on issues such as debt, housing and substance misuse – factors that often lead to women offending.
Women may be given a court order as an alternative to a prison sentence to attend Chepstow House, or they can self-refer. To find out more about Chepstow House go to www.brighter-futures.org.uk
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