A PROJECT DESIGNED to help rehabilitated offenders and people in recovery from mental health and substance misuse issues needs your vote!
But with your backing we could attract more funding to enable us to achieve much more!
Jigsaw Brighter Futures could be in line for a £2,500 funding windfall as part of a scheme operated by Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and North Wales Police and Community Trust.
Your Community Your Choice uses assets confiscated from criminals to support community projects throughout North Wales – and invites members of the public to vote for their favourites to be awarded a share from a £40,000 pot.
Please consider voting for Jigsaw Brighter Futures to allow us to continue our vital community work supporting some of the most vulnerable people in North Wales.
We’ll use the funding for our programme of training opportunities, based initially in the Conwy area.
We want to help people to pick up new leadership skills in climbing, hill walking, skiing, sailing and orienteering – boosting their confidence, enhancing their employability, and helping them to overcome barriers in their lives.
We’ll also use the funding to support our existing programme of meetings and activities, as we continue to create and facilitate opportunities for rehabilitation and recovery, and maximise potential for our participants to progress in their lives.
Around 1,250 people have taken part in the Jigsaw programme since January 2012. Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour are key elements of our approach – and our statistics show that we have helped to cut the reoffending rate
People who use our services may have substance misuse, mental health and criminal justice issues, but we also accept family members and advocates, as we appreciate that they undergo the same trauma and stigma faced by all in this community.
We do not work with members individually, but bring them together on a group basis to address their mutual concerns, build self-esteem and self-confidence, overcome loneliness, create new friendships and learn to respect each other – whatever their background may be.
Our intervention programme contributes to the health and wellbeing of members, and reduces strains on health budgets. We are not aware of any other organisation offering the range of facilities and services we provide, and believe these are unique to North Wales.
Please note that only four votes will be counted from each household (or IP address) – so please ensure you vote four times at work, from your mobile while on the move, and from your home to maximise the project’s chances of success!