Women’s community project funding boost

WORK to address women’s offending in the Whitby area and the rest of the borough can continue thanks to a one-off funding deal.

The deal between the National Offender Management Service and the Corston Independent Funders’ Coalition is part of a £3.2 million package announced by the Ministry of Justice and means Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale’s Community Project can continue to work with various agencies and continue to provide additional services to support women offenders to make the necessary changes in their lives.

Nikki Orrell, chief executive of the Cambridge Centre, said: “If we can continue to work with vulnerable women to reduce the risk of them offending and break the cycle of re-offending, then it benefits them, their children and future generations.”