Funding of Public Social Partnerships extended to 2018

Written by
Alan Mairs

The Scottish Government’s Reducing Reoffending Change Fund partnership has confirmed the extension of funding for a number of Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) into the financial year 2017/2018. This includes the Sacro-led women’s mentoring service “Shine” in addition to the New Routes PSP, TCA PSP, and Moving On PSP.

The Government announcement stated: “Extending funding to mentoring services for a further year will enable us to take a view on the future development of offender mentoring services and how this would link with Community Justice Scotland under their remit to support strategic commissioning of community justice services”. 

Tom Halpin Chief Executive of Sacro said “This welcome news offers reassurance to everyone involved in providing support through Shine to vulnerable women in Scotland. I am grateful to Scottish Government for its commitment to sustaining the work we do.”

Since Shine‘s launch in April 2013, the service has offered mentoring support to over 2000 women. This announcement allows the Shine Public Social Partnership to build on the strengths and experiences gained to date and help women offenders to continue to bring real, positive change to their lives.