YSS Enhanced Support Service – latest headlines ” YSS help people get their life back on track”

"YSS made me think different, made me want more out of life”

 A criminal Justice project with 86% engagement rate

From  our  project working with the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company and the National Probation Service, YSS Enhanced Support Service’s 6 month( August  2015- January 2016) report  has just been published:

These are the latest Headlines about this Criminal Justice project :

  1. 86% engagement rate
  2. 42% improvement  in distance travelled
  3. Largest  age group worked with : 31-40 years of age, followed by  41+ years of age
  4. 2563 outcomes
  5. Top 3 pathways where  support was  successfully achieved  were  Accommodation; Finance and Debt and Attitude; Thinking and Behaviour
  6. Additional resources provided to supplement  Enhanced Support  Service/ give added value  were   access/ opportunities in  Employment Support Programme, Good Stuff Furniture  project; Moodmaster  sessions and  for probation staff Mental Health First Aid
  7. Work in Warwickshire  has expanded after the initial pilot project.

Here’s some of our client feedback:

  • “YSS has done everything I asked and helped me out. They got me help that I’ve never got before”
  • “YSS made me think different, made me want more out of life”
  • “It has helped me dramatically. I don’t think I would not be where I am without their support.”
  • “Did not judge me even though she knows about my offence”
  • “YSS help people get their life back on track”
  • “I’ve had enough of Jail, had enough of the lifestyle, I have had a taste of ‘normality’ and that’s where I want to be. I don’t want to let people down that have so helped me get where I am today. I am thinking more positively, trying to look after myself better, I am thinking more about the consequences of my actions and don’t want to take any steps backwards. I now believe I have a good support network around me “.
  • “Thank you for everything, I really appreciate it and I’ve felt you’re someone I have always been able to open up with and I’m not like that with many people.”
  •  ” It helps to have that extra support that can also help you to get back doing the things like volunteering work”
  • “Helped me to get motivated”

We were delighted that our clients  responded to  the questions “What  effect did working with YSS have ?” in the following  ways:

what effect 2

What issues have improved from the start to finish?

There were significant improvement shown on cases closed, in this  6 month period,  for those individuals who initially had significant issues identified at the Initial Needs Review: See chart below:

outcomes summary august to jan

 

 

 

And finally a  message from Debb Grantham, YSS Operations Director, to the team : ” Great work, well done and thank you all for your hard work, I do appreciate it”

  • Debb with some of the ESS team

    Debb with some of the ESS team

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