Innovation Grant projects
In addition to the significant amount of local programme funding that has been made available to each Local Coordination Group, Hampshire County Council has established a new grant programme to fund additional innovative approaches to support families with multiple problems across parts of or the whole of Hampshire.
In March and August 2013 applications were invited from voluntary, community and non profit organisations offering new and innovative services, across parts or the whole of Hampshire, to target families with multiple problems who are included within the Troubled Families programme and are considered to be a high cost to the public purse.
For more information see the grant application pages.
Please contact the local Senior Responsible Officer 12 kB if you wish to nominate a family to any of the projects funded by the Innovation Grant.
Projects funded through this programme
Three community events have been funded to take place in Test Valley, Basingstoke and Gosport. These events aimed to engage with hard to reach families through encouraging positive use of their leisure time and assisting communities and individuals to improve their lives and achieve their full potential. The events were delivered with a range of partners and organisations supporting STFP, including housing providers, statutory services, Borough Councils and community/voluntary sector providers.
Providing specialist interventions, to parents and adolescent children of 15 families (identified by STFP) affected by domestic abuse. The project works with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse to provide techniques and strategies for preventing abusive behaviour.
Offer a male mentoring project aimed at 30 families in Havant, East Hants, Fareham and Gosport affected by domestic abuse. The project will provide solution focused specialist support through a key worker approach.
This is a family therapy pilot for 10 families affected by domestic violence. The project proposes a county wide offer. Family sessions, based on a Systemic Family Therapy model and delivered over the course of one year, will be offered to families in Eastleigh, Winchester and New Forest.
Additional Domestic Violence projects can be found on the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum's website
This project offers a restorative justice intervention to give 40 young offenders from across Hampshire an insight into life in an adult prison. This is achieved by arranging for young people to meet prisoners and their families at HMP Winchester. The project also offers school visits in hotspot areas to contribute to the education of young people at risk.
The Invisible Walls Project has been running for the last two years at HMP Winchester. The project offers family support at the newly established visitors centre, providing evidence based support to fathers in prison and skilling up practitioners across a range of organisations and services. Support to fathers including a parenting programmes, supported visits, targeted family sessions and post release support. Support for professionals includes training to improve identification and engagement of prisoner families and raising awareness.