In order to deliver our mission we offer four types of service:
Proven programmes that give a platform for the user voice that can be developed for use within prisons, in the community, with youth offending teams and other related services.
The Council model, accepted within society, enables us to hear the voices of people in prison or the community in an audible, democratic and transparent way focused on issue based solutions, not personal problems.
We can either set up these programmes or deliver them for clients, in order to embed effective structures to engage with offenders and ex-offenders.
We work on customised projects for clients to help them access, hear and act upon the insights of offenders.
These include specifically designed consultations, workshops and research projects. These have varied from work with drug users on services, to engaging excluded young people on the future of social work.
Through speeches and opinion we present the models, practices and business case behind User Voice to prospective clients and influential audiences that we think it’s important to inspire.
User Voice also creates opportunities for the people we work with to meet and speak to those in power.
During the last 2 years, User Voice have engaged with over 1,300 young people across England & Wales through our Excluded Youth Project: What’s Your Story?
The success of this nationwide project has enabled us to develop our services outlined above and tailor them to the different challenges in the Youth Justice system.
A new project will see User Voice working within Probation trusts to deliver Peer Mentoring to service users from people who have already been through the system.
The first Peer Mentoring Programme is being commissioned by Essex Probation.
If you are interested in using or commissioning our services, please contact Daniel Hutt at email@example.com or on 020 3137 7471.