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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work


Local Authority area:

East Lothian

Primary Courts of relevance:

Edinburgh Sheriff court

All information provided by:

East Lothian Community Justice Partnership

East Lothian Community Justice Information

Published: 15 November 2022

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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work

Interventions suitable for

All appropriate service users – no restrictions

Programme Title and Provider

Community Payback Work Team (Justice Social Work Service)

Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available

The Community Payback Work Team in East Lothian provide individual placements for those unable to undertake a work group, primarily within charity shops and other volunteering opportunities including the Ridge project. The work groups provide various opportunities to benefit all local communities throughout East Lothian.

For example, The Community Payback Work Team have worked in partnership with tenancy support schemes to clear and upgrade gardens for residents with mental health issues. There are regular seasonal groundwork projects at Belhaven Hospital and Cockenzie House, and where possible those subject to unpaid work hours support the Rangers service at Yellowcraig. Further details can be provide if required.

Possible Outcomes

• Compliance with PASS
• Reduce custodial sentences
• Reduce risk of further offending
• Increase employability
• Reduce deprivation and poverty
• Provide rehabilitation and opportunities for reparation to local communities.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention