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Community Awards Open Day

  • Date: 6 Oct 2017

  • Location: Swindon

Community Awards Open Day

The Howard League for Penal Reform and The Nelson Trust

Friday, 6 October 2017, 12.00pm – 2.30pm

On Friday, 6 October 2017, we are celebrating the ground-breaking work of the Nelson Trust in Swindon and Wiltshire. This is an opportunity to hear from key influencers at the Howard League for Penal Reform, The Nelson Trust and partner agencies in Swindon and Wiltshire. You will also be able to join a tour of the Women’s Centre and meet other professionals, local agencies, project staff, practitioners, managers and service users. A buffet lunch will be provided.

The Howard League for Penal Reform’s annual awards celebrate best practice in diversionary work and champion work in the community that challenges and changes people for the better – be it with children; women; mental health or restorative justice. The Howard League believes that projects which help to keep people out of the criminal justice system, by providing alternative, proportionate, effective and targeted interventions, we will reduce the risk of re-offending.

The Nelson Trust was one of the winners in our 2016 ‘Organisation of the year’ category, winning one of our highest accolades. We want to celebrate and promote the work of this organisation and would very much like you to join us on the day. The Nelson Trust is a charity operating since 1985 working primarily with people accessing treatment for substance misuse issues. They deliver trauma informed residential women’s services and also have mixed gender residential services. They have two Women’s Centre’s, in Swindon and Gloucester working with women in the community who experience multiple disadvantage and whose needs are complex. They also work with criminal justice involved women both in the community and custody.

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