See below our range of blogs on multiple and complex needs
18th August 2016
Today the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee has issued a report on homelessness, the result of a wide ranging inquiry aimed at getting to the heart of the problems behind an increase in all forms of homelessness. The recommendations include a reform of homelessness legislation, and increased supply of affordable housing.
14th July 2016
In what has been a tumultuous three weeks in British politics, beneath the surface some major tectonic plates have been shifting in the realm of criminal justice reform. While these may pale in comparison to the huge shakeups and fall outs across the political spectrum, they are worthy of note – and may in fact prove the start of a major move in policy and practice.
9th June 2016
Agnes Hann comments on some of the themes of our recent literature review on peer research, and links it to the progress and debates surrounding peer research in mental health.
8th June 2016
Peer researcher Lisa comments on some of the themes of our recent literature review on peer research: such as the personal benefits to peer researchers, breaking down boundaries between professionals and service users; and the importance of using peer research to make change.
26th May 2016
These reforms are of interest to Revolving Doors as many people under probation supervision face multiple and complex problems, including poor mental health, that can lead to a revolving door of crisis and crime. This post considers some of the questions raised in the HMI Probation report.
12th May 2016
Our CEO reflects on the financial year ahead.
10th May 2016
Single homelessness has been rising in England for several years. Rough sleeping, its most visible and harmful manifestation, has doubled since 2010 according to official statistics. A group of experts from a range of backgrounds, convened by Crisis, has come together to look at how homelessness law can be changed to help everyone homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
15th April 2016
Finding employment can reduce the likelihood of reoffending and help people build a better life for themselves. Six members of Revolving Doors Agency’s national forum, all with recent experience of prison, have spoken about their experience of employment support to an official from the House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee.
1st April 2016
Our recent seminar on place-based approaches may have thrown up more questions than answers, but highlighted what we need to focus on next.
21st March 2016
In this blog, Joe Martin, a member of Revolving Doors’ National Service User Forum, talks about why service user involvement is so important, and what is needed to get it right. Joe contributed to the recent update of Clinks’ Guide to Service User Involvement, along with other Revolving Doors Agency staff and Forum members.
16th March 2016
Kicked into the long grass?
15th March 2016
In this blog, Richard Tillman, a member of Revolving Doors’ National Service User Forum and contributor to the update of Clinks’ Guide to Service User Involvement along with other Revolving Doors Agency staff and Forum members, talks about the importance of listening to your services users, and involving them in your service design.
11th February 2016
After almost a year at Revolving Doors I wanted to take stock.
3rd September 2015
This blog is authored by our National Service User Forum member Pat Kenny discussing his experience of speaking at an NHS conference about health in the justice system.
28th November 2012
Today I was with colleagues in Manchester for the first conference of the National Liaison & Diversion Development Network. This event was an important milestone in efforts to improve responses to people with mental health problems and learning disability who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
1st October 2012
Delegates at the Labour Party conference have fingers held up in the political air keen to detect early signs of the winds of change. Their eyes are on the medium term horizon of the 2015 general election as they interpret mixed messages in the polls about their party's and leader's popularity.
20th September 2012
On 16 November, the people of England and Wales will wake up having elected the first generation of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). Speaking recently to candidates for the role, Policing Minister Damien Green described the elections as “the most significant democratic reform of policing in our lifetime”.
18th September 2012
Making Every Contact Count, the latest government strategy in England to prevent homelessness encourages local authorities to pursue a joint approach in which locally designed integrated services will step in when things go wrong (CLG, 2012, p5). Integration has long been the ‘holy grail’ of UK social policy, but is such blind faith warranted?
28th August 2012
Professor Jill Peay from the London School of Economics wrote in Mental Health and Crime (2010) that work at the interface of mental health and criminal justice is amongst the most difficult that either set of agencies will ever undertake.
3rd July 2012
Joining-up intelligence and resources to target better integrated interventions, gain efficiencies and improve outcomes has become a mantra across Whitehall.