Decision Log 006/2022 – Funding for the Provision of Local Support Services

Decision Log 006/2022 – Funding for the Provision of Local Support Services

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Funding for the provision of local support services

Decision number:                 006/2022

Author and Job Role:           Damian Markland, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Victim Services

Protective Marking:              Official

  • Summary

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey is responsible for commissioning services that support victims of crime, improve community safety, tackle child exploitation and prevent reoffending. We operate a number of different funding streams and regularly invite organisations to apply for grant funding to support the above aims.

For the financial year 2021/22 the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner used a proportion of locally derived funding to support the delivery of local services. In total additional funding of £650,000 was made available for this purpose, and this paper sets out allocations from this budget.

  • Standard Funding Agreements

2.1       Service:          Transition Fund

Provider:        Your Sanctuary

Grant:             £10,000

Summary:      When families arrive at a domestic abuse refuge they have few or no possessions, having left their homes when the opportunity to escape arises. This funding enables the refuge to provide essential items for the families when they arrive. These items can be taken with the families when they resettle, providing a good start for what is needed in their new homes.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.2       Service:          Transition Fund

Provider:        Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid

Grant:             £10,000

Summary:      When families arrive at a domestic abuse refuge they have few or no possessions, having left their homes when the opportunity to escape arises. This funding enables the refuge to provide essential items for the families when they arrive. These items can be taken with the families when they resettle, providing a good start for what is needed in their new homes.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.3       Service:          North Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Advocate Post

Provider:        North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service

Grant:             £42,000

Summary:      This DA Specialist works alongside police teams to provide an enhanced level of support to survivors of domestic abuse, whilst supporting the professional development of officers and staff to ensure that the needs of victims are met.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.4       Service:          Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Advocate Post Expansion

Provider:        East Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (ESDAS)

Grant:             £84,000

Summary:      To expand the role detailed in section 2.3 into the remaining two police divisions. These two DA Specialists will work alongside police teams to provide an enhanced level of support to survivors of domestic abuse, whilst supporting the professional development of officers and staff to ensure that the needs of victims are met.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.5       Service:          Expansion of IRIS

Provider:        South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Service (Citizens Advice Waverley)

Grant:             £50,000

Summary:      To introduce an IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) programme in Guildford and Waverley. IRIS is a specialist Domestic Abuse training, support and referral programme for General Practices, developed to promote and improve the healthcare response to Domestic Abuse. This is matched funding, with the remaining 50% of funding having been acquired by the provider from the Surrey Downs  Clinical Commissioning Group Better Care Fund.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.6       Service:          Cuckooing Service

Provider:        Catalyst

Grant:             £54,000

Summary:      To explore how specialist assertive outreach workers can work alongside Surrey Police to support victims of cuckooing. The aim is to support the Police reduce their time spent with victims, divert people away from the criminal justice system, and support victims access a broad range of services to meet their needs.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.7       Service:          Child Exploitation Service

Provider:        Catch22

Grant:             £90,000

Summary:      The new service will offer a combination of creative workshops and tailored one-to-one support from a named advisor to help individuals to address the root causes of their vulnerability. Focussing on early intervention that recognises the family, health and social factors that can lead to exploitation, the three-year project will increase the number of young people supported away from exploitation by 2025.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.8       Service:          Surrey Through the Gate Housing Scheme

Provider:        The Forward Trust

Grant:             £30,000

Summary:      The Housing and Resettlement Service provides support to vulnerable individuals, with a history of drug, alcohol or other mental health issues, who are newly released from prison and who have nowhere to live. The Forward Trust provide a stable and permanent home for these individuals, together with additional wrap around care. This may include support to maintain tenancies, sustain recovery from addiction, access benefit claims and food banks, improve life skills, renew relationships with families, and engage with mental health and employment training.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.9       Service:          Supported Housing for Young People

Provider:        The Amber Foundation

Grant:             £37,500

Summary:      Amber provides wrap around support and accommodation for young people in Surrey aged 17 to 30 years who are experiencing multiple disadvantage. The OPCC funds 3 of the 30 beds at their facility in Surrey.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.10     Service:          Streetlight Surrey

Provider:        Streetlight UK

Grant:             £28,227

Summary:      Streetlight UK provides specialist support for women involved in prostitution and all forms of sexual violence and exploitation, including those trafficked into the sex trade, providing tangible and material pathways for women to exit prostitution.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

2.11     Service:          Catalyst High Impact (CHI) Service

Provider:        Catalyst

Grant:             £50,000

Summary:      The CHI service has evolved and provides a best practice model of assertive outreach to engage alcohol dependant clients. The service supports these clients to sustain medium to long term change and targets a concentrated cohort of complex individuals’ who remain hard to engage with traditional treatment services and consequently become high intensity users impacting both health and criminal justice services.

Budget:          Precept Uplift 2021/22

3.0    Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendations as detailed in Section 2 of this report.

Signature: PCC Lisa Townsend (wet copy held in OPCC)

Date: 24th February 2022

(All decisions must be added to the decision register.)

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