Truro Safe donations used to help those most in need

November 7th, 2017 by

 

“Cornwall currently has the third highest number of rough sleepers/street homeless in the UK. The Truro Safe Partnership is a great innovation and the thoughtful donations have meant that we’ve been able to buy items to help meet individuals’ needs.”

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First Light Volunteer Recruitment Day

November 2nd, 2017 by

First Light have a vision of a world where everyone lives in safety, free from violence and abuse.

This is your opportunity to find out more and become involved as a volunteer.

Do you have a minimum of 5 hours per week to spare Monday-Friday 9-5?

Volunteer roles include responding to individuals who contact the Risk Evaluation and Co-ordination Hub (REACH) and supporting the Administration and data team.

You will receive 6 weeks initial training and continuous opportunities for professional development.

You will receive support and regular supervision.

You will benefit from the opportunity to be part of a valued team and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

When: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 10:30-12:30 and 13:30-15:30 p.m.

Where: Uneeka.Life 5 Boscawen Street, Truro, TR1 2EL.

Please note it is not essential that you attend a full 2 hour session.

We recognise that this is not a fully accessible venue if affected please contact REACH on 01872 241711 to discuss this further.

To book the morning session:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-light-volunteer-recruitment-day-morning-session-tickets-39518731590

To book the afternoon session:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-light-volunteer-recruitment-day-afternoon-session-tickets-39519299288

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It’s International Restorative Justice Week (19-26 November)

October 31st, 2017 by

Restorative justice is all about bringing together the victims of crime with those responsible to find a way forward.

Restorative justice offers the victim the chance to have their views heard and a say in the way to repair the harm done. This can include agreeing activities for the culprit to do as part of taking responsibility for their actions and repairing the damage they have caused.

Devon and Cornwall Police consult with the Youth Offending Service every time a young person has been involved in an incident/crime. The restorative justice worker contacts the victims of crime to ensure their views are represented in the decision making process.

If you are looking for further help and support as a victim of crime please contact 101 and ask for the Victim Care Unit or by visiting http://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/

They will identify the most appropriate organisation to help you cope and recover from the effects of crime.

If you have been the victim of a crime that could have been dealt with restoratively, you can get more information about the RJ team at YOS please contact us on 01872 326782 or email: yos@cornwall.gov.uk

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Addaction HOT team has arrived…

October 30th, 2017 by

Addaction HOT team has arrived…

RCHT now has Addaction outreach workers within its safeguarding team, supporting patients with alcohol and drug addiction.  The Addaction Hospital Outreach Team (HOT) consists of two workers: Joanne Sutcliffe and Lee Derrick. Jo and Lee are managed by Addaction Operational manager Lynda Edward.

The Addaction HOT team is working in partnership with the Alcohol Liaison Team, the Psychiatric Liaison Team, Adult Safeguarding and Shelter to focus on individuals who are attending for multiple admissions at RCH in an attempt to identify and address the reasons behind their serial admissions.

Amongst those individuals with multiple presentations is a cohort of people with severe and enduring alcohol and drug problems. The HOT Team aims to identify, with the help of ALT and Safeguarding within the hospital, those individuals and to provide intensive multi-agency care packages to prevent further harm to the individual and minimise, where possible, attendance at the hospital.

The HOT Team also works to bridge the gap between home, community and the hospital to ensure individuals with complex needs are adequately supported. The team’s work has included work with the Palliative Care Service, liaison with Safeguarding and Mental Health Service, liaison with the Specialist Midwifery Team and the Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service.

The HOT team would like to thank the RCHT wards for the support that they have shown both of them in their new role.  You can read more on Jo and Lee in the full article on the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Website HERE

Joanne Sutcliffe  – Tel: 07973789348 email: jo.sutcliffe1@nhs.net
or joanne.sutcliffe@addaction.org.uk

Lee Derrick – Tel: 07580833895 email: lee.derrick@nhs.net or
lee.derrick@addaction.org.uk

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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 27th, 2017 by

On Monday 9th of October 2017

Bodmin Magistrates Youth Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on George Gillespie with the following prohibitions:

Criminal Behaviour Order

Expires on 09/10/18

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Not to enter or loiter outside any premises that you have been formally banned from. This will include any premises on the Bodmin Shopwatch Scheme.
  2.  Not to enter or loiter in the areas known as Mount Folly or Priory Park, including Priory Carpark, Shire Hall, St Petroc’s Primary School and Bodmin College Site.

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101

Police Emergency  – 999

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on

0800 555111

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Safer Penzance encourages people to report anti-social behaviour and street drinking

October 26th, 2017 by

Local residents and businesses in Penzance and the surrounding area are being asked to speak up and report anti-social behaviour so further action can be taken and people can feel safer.

Safer Cornwall, which includes the voluntary sector, public services and the local business community, is responding to local concerns about anti-social behaviour, rough sleeping, drug use and street drinking in Penzance town.

A multi-disciplinary partnership team has been formed locally consisting of officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Housing, Devon and Cornwall Housing, Coastline Housing, the NHS and various charities, including Addaction and St Petroc’s.  The partnership team, supported by the Mayor of Penzance, Cornwall Councillors, Penzance Town Council, Chamber of Commerce and the BID, as well as local MP Derek Thomas will consider a shared approach for individual clients and issues as they emerge.

The partnership aims to help residents and visitors feel safer by addressing concerns and providing further information on what to do. Last week, additional patrols took place in the area by Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Police and Cornwall Councillors. During the patrols, officers were able to speak with members of the public and some businesses advising how to report anti-social behaviour.

Sometimes people just post about incidents on social media rather than report it to organisations who can actually help. If people see an incident of street drinking and anti-social behaviour, such as abusive language and offensive behaviour, they are encouraged to report issues using the contacts below, so we can understand what’s happening and decide how best to respond.

Advice for residents and businesses:

  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914 (or 999 if they need urgent medical assistance). Individuals sleeping rough can contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into an Information Service (formerly called One Stop Shop).
  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.
  • If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk.

Natasha Mathews, ASB Manager at Cornwall Council and representative for Safer Cornwall, said: “The walkabout was a really positive way for us to talk to people, understand their concerns and tell them about the work of Safer Penzance. Rough sleeping, street drinking and anti-social behaviour, such as abusive language and offensive behaviour, happens in many UK towns. If people see an incident we really encourage them to report it so we can understand what’s happening and decide how best to respond.”

Councillor Dick Cliffe, Penzance Mayor, said: “The problems with street drinking, drug use and rough sleeping are not unique to Penzance but they have been especially prominent in 2017 and residents are right to be concerned.

The ‘Safer Penzance’ initiative is our response.  Priority is rightly being given to public safety but we are also addressing the issues of rough sleeping and drug misuse. Safer Penzance is about partnership working and it can only work well with support from residents and the business community.

Do not expect everything to work perfectly from day one.  This initiative is about developing effective responses to complex problems.  We are seeking responses that work in the medium to long term – not just temporary relief for the current problem.”

Over the coming months the partnership will continue to work together on initiatives such as continuing to patrol Penzance and provide Substance Misuse and Retail Training (SMART) for licensees. Staff from Addaction, St Petroc’s and Cornwall Housing are also continuing to make sure there is an on-the-ground response by engaging with individuals to support them into accommodation and/or drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment as appropriate.

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Modern Slavery

October 16th, 2017 by

There’s a lot of misconceptions surrounding modern slavery, we’ve tried to separate the facts from fiction:

Thames Valley Police have made this informative video on Modern Slavery

IF YOU TO REPORT, NEED HELP, ADVICE OR INFORMATION ABOUT ANY MODERN SLAVERY ISSUE YOU CAN CONTACT THE MODERN SLAVERY HELPLINE, CONFIDENTIALLY, 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR.

Modern Slavery Helpline

 

 

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‘We Say NO To Hate’

October 13th, 2017 by

People across Cornwall are being urged to take a stand against hate crime by finding out more about the services available from organisations in Cornwall, how people can support victims of hate and how hate can be reported to these organisations.

A series of events across Cornwall will be highlighting the issue during

Hate Crime Awareness Week which runs from 14-21 October and aims to raise awareness of hate crime and to highlight the services available to victims of hate incidents.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection Sue James said:  “Hate crimes have a devastating impact on the individuals involved, but also on the wider community.

“Cornwall Council works across all communities and we want Cornwall to be a welcoming place, where equality, freedom, fairness and opportunity are open to all, and a place where we celebrate diversity.

“A hate incident is any kind of behaviour that causes fear, alarm or distress where the victim or anyone else feels that they have been targeted because of their racial heritage, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

“We are committed to raising awareness of hate crime, making it easier to report hate incidents and providing help and support to victims and anyone else affected.  Hate crime in any form is wrong but if it goes unchallenged, it will continue to happen. That is why it is important that if you experience, see or know about hate crime in your community, you should report it. We all need to say NO to hate.”

The call to action follows the recent arrest of a 63-year-old man from St Austell was arrested on suspicion of publish threatening written material intending to stir up religious / sexual orientation hatred.

Cornwall Council is working with Safer Cornwall, with Devon and Cornwall Police, DisAbility Cornwall, Pentreath Ltd and RJ Working to provide information and reassurance to residents in the towns of Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro, Hayle and Penzance following a rise in hate crimes and incidents since the EU referendum result.

Pop up events across Cornwall

Monday 16 October 2017 – 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at the Lux Park Centre, Coldstyle Road, Liskeard where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Tuesday 17 October 2017 – 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 – 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at Tesco Truro, Garras Wharf, Truro where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Thursday 19 October 2017 – 9am-1pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at Asda Hayle Harbour, 1 South Quay, Hayle where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, Pentreath Ltd and DisAbility Cornwall will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

Friday 20 October 2017 – 10am-2pm

‘Drop in, pop up event’ at St John’s Hall, Alverton Road, Penzance where partner agencies, Cornwall Council, DisAbility Cornwall, RJ Working and First Light will be on hand to offer advice, support and information to residents.

To report hate crime, please contact the police.

 

For more information visit: Here

Examples of hate incidents/crimes:

“ I was going to the shop in my wheelchair when a group of people spat at me and called me names, this hurt my feelings.”

“ I was on Facebook when I saw racist comments on a friend’s page and this offended me.”

“ I was at a nightclub when someone hit me and shouted verbal abuse about the colour of my skin.”

“ I saw an adoption poster covered in graffiti saying horrible things about same sex couples adopting children.”

 

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Safer St Austell – Litter Pick

October 13th, 2017 by

Local agencies within Safer St Austell, came together this week to litter pick Truro Road park, Priory car park, Holy Trinity Church and Cemetery Park St Austell.

In total 16 sacks of rubbish were collected, helping to improve the St Austell’s environment. Cosgarne Hall provided some well needed refreshments once the work was completed.

 

Agencies taking part included Cosgarne Hall, Addaction, Freshstart and Cornwall Council.

St Austell Town Councillors Tim Styles and Anita Cohen came along too.

As part of Safer Cornwall, Safer St Austell aims to improve community safety locally.

For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk

Safer-St-Austell-leaflet-August-2017.pdf
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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 13th, 2017 by

On Friday 22nd September 2017

Bodmin Magistrates Court issued a Criminal Behaviour Order on Kyle James Alexander DELMONICO with the following prohibitions:

Criminal Behaviour Order

Expires 22nd September 2022

1.    Must not be in possession of alcohol or be under the influence of alcohol in Liskeard.

2.    Not to use threatening words or behaviour towards retail staff in Cornwall.

3.    Not to enter the Bubble Retail Park or Morrisons Supermarket premises both on Plymouth Road, Liskeard.

4.    Not to remain or loiter on any retail premises when requested to leave by a Store Manager, Member of Staff or Premises Owner

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101

Police Emergency  – 999

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on

0800 555111

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