Circle’s FABI Team and Addictions Support and Counselling (ASC) are delighted to secure 3 years funding from Big Lottery’s Investing in Communities. This is an exciting partnership for the ‘Women’s Outreach Team’ to develop and provide intensive outreach support for women who have been given an alternative to custody, whether this is electronic monitoring or a community payback order, across North and South Lanarkshire. The Women’s Outreach Team consists of 2 Family Support Workers and 1 Addictions Counsellor who will provide individual 1:1 support and whole family support. The Women’s Outreach Team will build upon the existing strengths of women and their families and enable them to make and sustain positive lifestyle choices.

Circle and ASC are delighted to be working in partnership and look forward to strengthening this partnership model in building upon their relationships with colleagues across Lanarkshire in supporting women and their families.

ASC Chief Executive, Paul Mooney, commented:

“ASC is delighted to be working in partnership with Circle in providing a new, innovative Women’s Outreach Team that supports vulnerable women who are at risk of imprisonment. The Team allows ASC and Circle to share their rich experiences and competencies in providing services in a person-centred and creative way. Through this collaboration ASC and Circle would aspire to develop a model of partnership working that could be replicated elsewhere.”