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Research: behaviour change & health promotion

Developing a sexual health promotion intervention with young men in prisons: a rights-based participatory approach Templeton, M., Kelly, C., and Lohan, M. (2019) JMIR Research Protocols Background: The sexual health of young men in prisons is often among the poorest in any given country. They may have developed sexual behaviors that, from a public health perspective, are considered problematic and burdensome. These include poorer use of condoms and engaging in more frequent casual sex, resulting in […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]

Prison and Probation Services

Three simple, effective and straightforward toolkits provided by the Revolving Doors Agency to help improve: prisoner involvement systems; how to run peer research projects with offenders in the community and service user involvement with offenders in the community. Number 1. is Sector Specific to the Prison Service but 2 & 3 have content that can be translated to other areas for use.   Improving Your Prisoner Involvement Systems: A Toolkit for Staff. http://www.revolving-doors.org.uk/file/1863/download?token=1cQMWr1W   2. […]

Knitting behind bars

“The men were reluctant at first, complaining that knitting was too girly or too difficult. (…) Now, every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., they come to class, leaving their crimes and the hierarchies of prison life behind. (…) They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. (…) ‘I was like, I’m not going to that thing. And then I went, and you were […]

Good Help Award finalists

The Good Help Award was launched in February 2018 as part of the release of the Nesta and Osca publication Good and bad help: how purpose and confidence transforms lives. This publication explores the difference between ‘good help’ – that supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own goals and confidently take action – and ‘bad help’ – that undermines people’s confidence, and creates dependency and inaction. Although ‘good help’ is well evidenced and core to how many organisations support people […]