Wonder+ Scheme - support for women offenders and those at risk of offending in Norfolk
St Giles Trust have put their Business Continuity Plan into place. We remain open and are still accepting referrals into the Wonder+ project for those that meet the eligibility criteria (Women offenders and those at risk of offending in Norfolk). As with all services, we have had to make changes to the way we support clients due to the evolving guidance from the Government around Covid-19.
A key part of our overall approach is the 1:1 support we provide our clients and this is an integral way in which we work. However, we are now being advised to work from home where possible and avoid social contact. Therefore, in order to protect the health of both our staff and clients, there will be NO face to face client interventions; instead we will be offering phone support and video calls to clients who have the technology to accept these types of calls.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding our service, you can email Wonderplus@sgt.cjsm.net or call our office on 01603 327881 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4.30pm.
Who is the Wonder+ Scheme available to?
The service is available to women living in Norfolk, or intending to live in Norfolk, aged over 18 years of age, involved in the Criminal Justice System or at risk of becoming involved and who meet the following criteria:
- • Attending one of the Police Investigation Centres (PICs) in Wymondham, Kings Lynn, Aylsham, Great Yarmouth and Bury St Edmunds, OR
- • Engaging with the local policing teams and/or teams within the Early Help Hubs across the county, OR
- • In receipt of support from another statutory or voluntary agencies but requiring more specialist support.
What are the benefits of working with the Wonder+ Scheme?
The team will provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space. We will work alongside the woman to develop an individually tailored support plan which will incorporate their needs and goals. We offer support, advice, guidance and advocacy, both practical and emotional, in areas such as:
- • Housing
- • Benefits / finance
- • Education, training and employment
- • Building / sustaining positive relationships (family, children, friends)
- • Mental and physical wellbeing (including sexual health)
- • Problematic substance and alcohol use
- • Risky behaviour
- • Domestic / sexual abuse and violence
- • The opportunity to receive support with the aim of preventing further involvement with the Criminal Justice System.