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18 April 2013
Today we are launching Making the Difference: The role of adult social care services for vulnerable offenders at the Association of Directors of Social Services spring seminar
8 April 2013
Today we are launching the latest briefing paper in our SPARK series of resources. Healthcare in police custody: Users' views has been developed with people who have experience of detention in police custody while requiring support for physical and mental health problems or a learning disability and offers a number of ideas as to how the experiences and outcomes of service users could be improved.
Launch of ‘Supporting vulnerable people in custody and at court: an update for the voluntary and community sector’
18 March 2013
The latest resource in our SPARK programme to support the development of local partnerships and good practice in responding to individuals with multiple needs in contact with the criminal justice system.
26 February 2013
Today we are launching the report ‘Hope Inside: Mental health projects in the criminal justice system’. The report is an evaluation of service user views of five projects funded by the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. The research was conducted by members of our National Service User Forum.
20 February 2013
Today we launch the report 'Little Miracles: Using Communities of Practice to improve front line collaborative responses to multiple needs and exclusions'. The report outlines our findings from the 'Communities of Practice Development Programme' run in partnership with King's College.
The report is accompanied by a toolkit for anyone planning to set up a community of practice in their area.
20 September 2012
Today, we are launching our new briefing for PCCs. Entitled “Ending the Revolving Door”, the paper highlights the importance of dealing effectively with the ‘revolving doors’ group of offenders in order to reduce crime and maintain an efficient police force, and offers solutions for PCCs to consider locally.
22 August 2012
We are delighted to hear that the provision of mental health support to the women using the Anawim Women’s centre in Birmingham has recently been selected for funding by the Department of Heath to develop a two-year mental health project as an alternative to custody for women offenders.
3 July 2012
Today, we are publishing Integrated Offender Management: Effective alternatives to short sentences, a briefing paper which draws together the evidence of the elevated levels of mental ill health, substance misuse and accommodation difficulties experienced by many short-sentence prisoners.
19 June 2012
Today, Revolving Doors and Making Every Adult Matter are publishing a Progress on multiple needs and exclusions, a briefing paper providing an update on Turning the Tide: A vision paper for multiple needs and exclusions following the launch of the government’s Social Justice Strategy.
29 May 2012
Last week, the Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance published Pathways from Crime: Ten steps to a more effective approach for young adults in the criminal justice process.
14 May 2012
Revolving Doors is part of a consortium of leading organisations appointed by the government to support the roll out of criminal justice liaison and diversion services.
13 March 2012
Social Justice: transforming lives, launched today by the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, makes clear that the government's vision for social justice and a ‘second chance society’ extends to this group of individuals facing multiple needs and exclusions, as well as to families.
25 January 2012
Crispin Blunt announces £3.5m funding package for women’s centres in 2012/13
13 January 2012
Revolving Doors Agency today welcomed the government’s decision to increase its investment in criminal justice liaison and diversion services as part of its efforts to ensure help is available in police stations and courts across the country.
11 January 2012
Revolving Doors welcomes the government’s commitment to “encourage joined-up commissioning, and integrated provision” in healthcare, as outlined in yesterday’s response to the second phase report by the NHS Future Forum.
2 December 2011
Revolving Doors Agency has supported a briefing submitted to the House of Lords committee considering amendments to the Health and Social Care bill. Amendments include proposals to make police and probation statutory memebers of Health and Wellbeing Boards.
22 November 2011
On Tuesday 22 November, we partnered with the Local Government Association to run the Community Safety and Mental Health conference.
14 November 2011
Today sees the publication of “Complex Responses: Understanding poor frontline responses to adults with multiple needs: a review of the literature and analysis of contributing factors”.
3 November 2011
Revolving Doors has submitted a response to the independent inquiry on girls in the penal system, being undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the penal system
21 September 2011
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has released Tackling homelessness and exclusion: understanding complex lives, a round up of four research projects investigating homeless people with multiple exclusions and needs. The paper poses the question: “How can services respond to complex lives where homelessness is one issue amongst many?”
20 September 2011
Homeless Link have released the findings of their research project into the complex links between re-offending and homelessness. The project aims to explore the role of the homelessness sector in supporting clients with a history of offending and prevent re-offending, as well as the partnership between this sector and the criminal justice system.
15 September 2011
Broadway has published Voices of Experience, a new report that focuses on persistent street drinkers. The report is based on in-depth interviews with 19 street drinkers and 42 recovered street drinkers; it looks at the social exclusion they face and suggests ways to help them tackle the problems they struggle with.
Excellent attendance at Turning the tide launch reflects strong support for tackling multiple needs and exclusions
14 September 2011
On 13th September 2011, Revolving Doors and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) hosted a parliamentary reception to launch our joint Vision Paper, Turning the Tide: A Vision Paper for multiple needs and exclusions. The report sets out our vision that in every local area, people experiencing multiple needs will be supported by effective, coordinated services and empowered to tackle their problems, reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.
14 September 2011
Research into family intervention programmes has shown that joined-up, intensive intervention has led to a fall in anti-social behavior, truancy and domestic violence.
13 September 2011
Today we are launching our Turning the Tide our joint vision paper with Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM). The paper addresses the huge financial and social costs of society’s failure to support the 60,000 adults facing multiple needs and exclusions in Britain today.
30 August 2011
Article published discussing how partnership working with women's centres can open up pathways into secondary mental health care for women with multiple needs.
11 August 2011
The IPPR have published a new report, looking at how criminal justice reinvestment could occur in the U.K. ‘Redesigning justice: Reducing crime through justice reinvestment’ argues for greater investment in community-based projects which tackle the causes of crime, paid for by the savings this would produce ‘downstream’ in the criminal justice system.
24 June 2011
The Children's Commissioner has published a new report on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in custody. ‘I think I must have been born bad’ illustrates the importance of addressing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people who get into trouble with the law.
10 May 2011
Today we are launching Counting the Cost, a new report on the financial impact of supporting women with multiple needs in the criminal justice system.
16 March 2011
Care services minister Paul Burstow MP and chief inspector of prisons Nick Hardwick were keynote speakers at a Revolving Doors Agency conference today, Wednesday 16th March. The event was organised in partnership with the National Advisory Group to the Government’s Health and Criminal Justice Programme.
8 February 2011
Revolving Doors, in collaboration with a group of 13 organisations covering health, social care, housing, homelessness, substance misuse and criminal justice, helped produce a briefing document presenting the key facts about Supporting People and four sets of questions local authorities should ask as they make difficult decisions about services.
2 February 2011
The mental health strategy launched today recognises that distinct approaches to mental health treatment are needed for adults with multiple needs and promises to address the unequal access to services.
15 December 2010
A review of benefit sanctions by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has highlighted the potential negative effects of sanctions in welfare reforms and warned that policy makers should carefully consider the outcomes before extending sanctions.
10 December 2010
Wednesday 8 December saw the publication of the new Drugs Strategy, entitled Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply, Building Recovery: Supporting People to Live a Drug Free Life.
7 December 2010
Justice secretary Ken Clarke launches Government's criminal justice reform green paper today.
19 November 2010
Time is Money: Financial Responsibility after Prison is a new publication which argues that exclusion from bank accounts, insurance and affordable credit is preventing former offenders from getting into work and securing a home, thus forcing their families into debt.
18 October 2010
We are currently looking for up to six highly skilled and committed people to join our dynamic and friendly Board of Trustees. If you are interested in learning more about the role, then please come along to an information evening at our office on Monday 25 October 2010 at 6.00pm where you can meet current trustees, staff and members of our service user forum.
12 October 2010
Four of our Service User Forum Members appeared on a panel before the Justice Committee at the House of Commons this morning, accompanied by Director of Service User Involvement Tina Braithwaite.
23 September 2010
New service user guide published.
13 September 2010
St Giles Trust recently launched its Peterborough Project - the first programme to be funded by social impact bonds.
18 June 2010
Article by Tafarai Franklyn-Brown, who took part in our Transition to Adulthood work, published on Guardian Public website
17 June 2010
Today we are launching two guides on services for young adults with multiple needs
4 May 2010
The National Police Improvement Agency have published guidance for police on reponding to people with mental ill-health or learning disabilities, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
28 April 2010
Revolving Doors has written to candidates standing for election offering to work together in the next Parliament to stop the revolving door of crisis and crime - and help reduce the deficit.
27 April 2010
Revolving Doors Agency has launched its new strategic plan.
16 April 2010
This week has seen election fever really kick off with the launch of election manifestos by a number of political parties. Here you can find links to the manifestos and to summaries on criminal justice and mental health proposals.
30 March 2010
The Making Every Adult Matter Coalition have launched their new report 'Hardest to Reach? - The politics of multiple needs and exclusions'.
10 March 2010
The National Audit Office have published their report 'Managing offenders on short custodial sentences'. The report concludes that more must be done to address levels of re-offending of this group.
14 January 2010
The Justice Select Committee today published its 'Cutting crime: the case for justice reinvestment' report, for which Revolving Doors gave evidence.
8 December 2009
Following the publication of the Offender Health Strategy in November, today sees the publication of Healthy Children, Safer Communities which addresses the health needs of children and young people in contact with the youth justice system.
7 December 2009
'New Horizons: A shared vision for mental health' was published today. This cross-government action programme aims to improve mental well-being and drive up the quality of mental healthcare in England.
17 November 2009
'Improving health, supporting justice: The National Delivery Plan of the Health and Criminal Justice Programme Board has been published today.