Providing support to offenders

New Leaf provides help and support to offenders who plan to resettle in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire including Milton Keynes. Through mentoring, we aim to help people re-settle effectively, and address successfully any issues and challenges they have. Our aim is to reduce re-offending and to help people to fulfil their potential.

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How New Leaf is responding to COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have been continuously assessing  our service delivery to respond to the evolving situation. COVID -19 has changed everyone’s life and we have had to adapt the way we support our clients. With prison introductions, day of release collection support and community mentoring meetings not currently possible, we have switched focus to telephone contact. Volunteer mentors are keeping in touch with their mentees and we are offer telephone support to potential new clients being referred. Working closely with prison resettlement and Probation colleagues we are making sure New Leaf support is still available to men and women being released from prison back to the Thames Valley   

We are proud of how our volunteers and clients have been flexible and resilient, but look forward to being able to offer our full mentoring support service again. We know this will help to build relationships and trust with people, really learn what they need and how best to support them

Thank you to our volunteers, clients and supporters for helping us adapt and innovate during this unprecedented period    

COVID-19 Service Update

In light of ongoing COVID 19 events and following Government advice please note that the Thames Valley Partnership head office in Aston Sandford is closed for the foreseeable future, with all staff working remotely. Phone lines for all our services will be answered as usual however so should you need information please contact us on the numbers below.

We wish to reassure you that those who rely on our services remain our priority – we are working hard to ensure our services remain as functional as possible during this time. Many of those we support are extremely vulnerable and are now at a greater risk of falling ill during the outbreak. Some have complex needs, are in crisis with no place to self-isolate or access to stable environments in which to take care of themselves.  Some disruption is inevitable as we work within the restrictions imposed but as far as possible we want to ensure that our support services run as normal – our frontline workers are being as creative as possible to support service users via phone and a variety of other digital tools rather than face to face.

We are continuing to develop and implement new ways of working to ensure our staff team, volunteers and the people we support remain safe. Meetings are now being held via conference call or on-line and we are establishing systems to help our staff to manage their workload and personal lives effectively and safely during the outbreak.

As the office team are now working from home please avoid using postal contact – if you are a supplier, have a general enquiry regarding our services or wish to make a donation, please contact us in the first instance via email at: admin@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk or by phone on the numbers below:

CONTACT US VIA:
Head Office Functions and General Enquiries: Tel. 01844 202 001
Family Matters and New Leaf Offender Mentoring programmes: Tel. 01844 487985
Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service: Tel. 01844 487980
Victims’ First Specialist Service: Tel. 01844 487987
Victims’ First Emotional Support Service: Tel. 01844 487989
TecSOS : please contact via 01844 202 001 in the first instance

Thank you for your continued support of New Leaf and Thames Valley Partnership and stay safe and well

Prison Collection Workers needed

We urgently needs additional Prison Collection Workers – the role involves travelling with the accompanying volunteer mentor to collect a client from prison on their day of release and ensuring that their immediate needs of the individual are addressed on the day of release e.g. taking them to Probation,  pre-arranged emergency housing or ensuring they attend appointments at support agencies.  These are zero hour contract roles, on a sessional basis, paid by the hour, and would be ideal for someone who has flexibility, their own transport and would like to work occasionally without the commitment of regular hours. On average there may be between 1 & 4 collections a month and each collection is between 5-8 hours on average.

Full details in the Prison Collection Worker Job Description attached

Interested? For an informal discussion or to express your interest about the role please contact the Project Manager Judith Baker – email judith@newleafproject.co.uk as soon as possible.

Our new office address

Our new address is: The Coach House, Manor Farm, Aston Sandford, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8JB.  Contact us on  01844 202 001 or email info@newleafproject.co.uk