Re-Konnect project gets lottery funding!

Konnect Cornwall wins ‘Awards for All’ Lottery funding for the Re-Konnect project…

Re-Konnect is about equipping people who find themselves marginalised and disempowered in our society, with the life skills and confidence to re-engage with community. Evidence we have gathered through our work and experience with ex-offenders and care leavers, suggests that there are significant issues surrounding their reintegration with society. Although there is current provision which delivers in specific aspects of rehabilitation it is clear that gaps exist in providing ongoing support and encouragement. These gaps restrict the overall effectiveness of the interventions and often lead to isolation, causing the clients returning to their former negative lifestyle.

This pilot project seeks to fill these gaps. By working with an initially small group we can develop and test a model that can be used more widely. In partnership with local providers of supported accommodation, we will develop a customised programme of support for a number of local people, all of whom have offending backgrounds, with the aim of gaining skills and confidence to move away from re-offending behaviours. By taking an and a

Our co-designed project will support ex-offenders through the development of a bespoke programme of training. This will include an accredited educational program and the use of restorative approaches to identify and resolve conflict issues. These issues maybe between offender and victim, landlord and tenant or even inter familiar, but all have a determining effect on the re-integration of the individual. Our team of highly trained and experienced professionals will also use coaching and motivational mentoring to deliver personal improvement.

The project will be fully appraised and supported by a research document to show it’s value to our community.

Partnerships

Job Centre Plus Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change The Victim Care Directory Safer Stronger Consortium Dorset Devon & Cornwall School for Social Enterprise Cornwall College The Learning Partnership The National Lottery Restorative Cornwall Working Links