• Employability Support, Health & Wellbeing, Life Skills
  • Industry
  • Rolling programme
  • Start date
  • 16 +
  • Eligible Age Range

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Venture Trust – Ayrshire

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The 10-day wilderness journey supports individuals currently involved in the Scottish justice system who want to make positive and sustained changes that can lead to a move away from offending. The 10-day camping journey involves personal development sessions as well as engaging in outdoor activities such as abseiling, hill walking and kayaking.

Anyone aged 16+ and currently involved in the justice system as a result of offending or alleged offending behaviour. They must also be one of the following:

  • subject to a community order (e.g. CPO)
  • subject to another intervention delivered or directed by justice social work services (e.g. diversion from prosecution, a structured deferred sentence*)
  • currently have a Justice Social Worker

After an assessment period we offer regular community-based outreach support wrapped around a Wilderness Journey usually in the highlands of Scotland. Through intensive learning and personal development, individuals will consolidate their new skills, boost confidence, motivation and aspirations. This will allow individuals to tackle complex circumstances and patterns of behaviour and tackle re-offending and help with rehabilitation.

Nature offers inherent challenges for people to reflect on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. Adapting to this new environment, resilience is increased, participants develop understanding of how to interact others, and improve impulse control in challenging situations. Activities in nature provide opportunities to practice this learning.

Our services provide support for up to 9 months helping individuals to make and sustain connections to services and employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities within their communities.

*These include Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTO), Restriction of Liberty Orders, Home Detention Curfews, Structured Deferred Sentences (SDS) and those engaging with voluntary throughcare after release.

Note: Venture Trust does not currently work with registered sex offenders or those subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).



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  • Address 94 Duke Street, Glasgow, UK
  • City Glasgow
  • Post Code G4 0UW
  • Area Scotland Wide
  • Country United Kingdom

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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.

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Updated on January 16, 2024 at 2:40 pm
  • Industry: Employability Support, Health & Wellbeing, Life Skills
  • Programme Type: Course, One-to-One Support
  • Eligible Age Range: 16 +
  • Course Length: 6-9 months
  • Course Capacity: 10
  • Eligible Groups: Ex-Offender
  • Attendance Pattern: 1-1 meetings weekly. 10 Day wilderness journey.
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: North Ayrshire
  • Start date: Rolling programme

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