Argyll and Bute
Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work
Interventions suitable for
Programme title and provider
Details of all specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
Argyll and Bute Unpaid Work Scheme operate a range of projects focused around gardening, landscaping, developing community gardens and allotments gravel path laying, beach clearing, litter picking, painting and decorating, fly tipping, refurbishing benches, pointing stone walls, fence repairs and clearing community footpaths.
Projects are identified through working closely with Community Councils, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and local access trusts as well as schools, community centres and third sector organisations. Individual placements can also be provided by Barnardo’s, Oxfam, Shelter, Debra and Cancer Research Charity Shops, Hope Kitchen, Fyne Futures and Kintyre Recycling Projects, Bute Produce, Green Shoots, Cyber cafe, Bute Oasis, Park Mobility and Re-jig Islay.
The availability is currently in line with pandemic restrictions, however, we have increased the opportunity for online interventions work in partnership with third sector partners, The Wise Group and Apex.
Service users made subject to Unpaid Work have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence in their abilities and improve their employment prospects as well as repaying their communities. Outcomes for the community include a greater awareness of Community Justice, a greater degree of visibility for the public, increasing public confidence in Justice Services.
The community also benefit from improved local amenities with more attractive places to live. This encourages the community to use the area for legitimate purposes as they have pride in their area.
Process for assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Individuals can be assessed via a Criminal Justice Social Work Report.