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Adjust Partners

shmu (Station House Media Unit) are the fund holders for the ADJUST project and provide two members of staff. shmu are responsible for the financial management of the project and oversee the strategic monitoring and management of ADJUST.

APEX are a specialist organisation that work with ex-offenders, young people and adults ‘at risk’ by giving them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives. The APEX office situated on Union Street, Aberdeen provides a central location for the ADJUST team to work from, sharing space with APEX staff as well as knowledge and expertise of the same client groups.

Aberdeen Cyrenians historically provided food and shelter to those in need but they have expanded their services to now include a variety of needs faced by people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

The Robertson Trust provides the funding for ADJUST and have committed to extending the project until March 2015.   They are represented at the ADJUST Advisory Group by Christine Scullion and Fiona Jamieson. Fiona also meets with the ADJUST team bi-annually to discuss project development.

ADP

ADP (Alcohol and Drugs Partnership) is a multi-agency partnership delivering measurable improvements in the quality of life for the people of Aberdeen, particularly their health and well-being in relation to alcohol and drugs.  They are represented at the ADJUST Advisory Group at Operational Group level.

Police Scotland are newly represented at both the ADJUST Advisory and Operational Groups. It is hoped that information sharing practices can be developed between ADJUST and Police Scotland locally, with particular interest in a flagging system for those participating with ADJUST.

SACRO aims to promote community safety across Scotland through providing high quality services to reduce conflict and offending. It provides services in criminal justice, conflict resolution and restorative justice and reparation. SACRO is represented at the ADJUST Operational Group.

NHS Grampian seeks to improve the health of its residents in the North East of Scotland by providing a high quality service for its patients and helping people to choose the best ways to look after their health. NHS Grampian consists of acute services, corporate services and three Community Health Partnerships and works closely with the local authorities.

The SPS (Scottish Prison Service) are one of the key partners, with ADJUST operating from within HMP Aberdeen and HMP Peterhead. The ADJUST SPS Coordinator makes up the final third of the ADJUST staff team. Support in-kind is also provided by identifying ADJUST participants and conducting needs screen assessments.

The Northern Community Justice Authority (CJA) have been involved with ADJUST from the outset, providing a letter of support to accompany the initial funding application. The ADJUST Advisory Group is chaired by the Chief Officer of the Northern CJA, with representation at the Operational Group by the Planning Officer.

ACVO (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations) is one of 32 Voluntary Interfaces and they exist to develop, involve, represent and support voluntary, not-for-profit organisations within the Aberdeen City area. The recently appointed Chief Executive, represents ACVO at the ADJUST Advisory Group.

The Criminal Justice  Social Work (CJSW) team based at Exchequer House play a vital role in the support of ADJUST participants. The CJSW Support Team work with many of the ADJUST service users, supporting them through their sentence and in the community once released.

Aberdeen Foyer is a charitable organisation and social enterprise working to prevent and alleviate youth homelessness and unemployment.  They provide supported accommodation to former homeless and ‘at risk’ young people alongside a range of education, training, employment support and health promotion services.

Jobcentre Plus are one of the components within the ADJUST toolkit for support, and staff attend initial and pre-release case conferences for ADJUST participants.