Key4Life wins Local Communities Fund for transitional support for young men at risk of offending in Somerset

24th March 2017

 

We are delighted to announce a Department for Local Communities Fund is awarded to Key4Life, through Mendip District Council, to fund transitional post-programme support for our current preventative programme. Following the success of Key4Life’s ‘At Risk’ preventative pilot in 2015 for those at risk of going to prison which saw 90% into work, a second six-month programme commenced in September 2016 for up to 14 young men across Somerset. The programme is was supported by Mendip District Council and the Legacy Fund, alongside Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor District Councils, and Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust.

The Communities Fund will fund further post-programme activity including, practical training and mentoring to help the young men enter and maintain employment and, crucially, find long-term financial independence.

“Key4Life has demonstrated it is a grassroots intervention that offers value for money and has an important role to play in crime prevention through its individual-focused approach.” Tracy Aarons, Deputy Chief Executive, Mendip District Council

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