Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is pictured formally presenting a cheque for £25,000 to Hetty's, the Nottinghamshire Charity that supports the families and carers of people with dependency problems.
Pictured outside Nottingham Prison, with Margaret Usher a Criminal Justice worker from Hetty’s, the Commissioner explained that the funding has been awarded to help Hetty’s deliver preventative family intervention workshops focussed on the impact of prisoners' drug and alcohol use on family members.
The money comes from the Commissioner’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Fund set up specifically to assist small local groups to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and protect and support victims of crime at neighbourhood level.
Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, said: “Hetty’s is a great organisation and highly professional. Hetty’s meets the needs of families across Nottinghamshire and I wish them every success in the New Year.”
Thanking the Commissioner, Emma-Jane Knights added:“The generous support from Paddy and his CSP fund has been invaluable to us. It has meant we can sustain our project and keep offering vital services that support the reduction of reoffending. It has also been a vital source of motivation to the Criminal Justice team here at Hetty’s. To know that Paddy believes in the work we are so passionate about and can see it’s benefits has given our team a real sense of personal satisfaction.”
Hetty's works in partnership with local prisons delivering structured sessions to prisoners attending Drug Treatment Programs. The aim of the session is to encourage discussion around responsibility for the breakdown of family relationships and how family members may have been affected by their substance misuse. Prisoners have the opportunity to refer their family to Hetty’s for support which can help to improve understanding or begin to build bridges for improved communication between family members.
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Posted on Tuesday 24th December 2013