£15,000 for UCLan Muslim offenders scheme

Blackburn Citizen: £15,000 for UCLan Muslim offenders scheme £15,000 for UCLan Muslim offenders scheme

A NEW project to help the rising number of Muslim ex-offenders reintegrate into their community has been awarded a £15,000 grant.

The University of Central Lancashire Reaching Out rehabilitation and reintegration scheme has already received backing from Ministry of Justice and department of Business Innovation and Skills.

The new funding from both the Lancashire Probation Trust and NHS England will focus on specific and individual needs of the service users in order to help them to avoid re-offending.

Dr Christine Hough, lecturer in education at the school of education and social science at UCLan, said: “I am very proud to be involved in this project which provides a unique level of specialist support for vulnerable BME offenders. “Never before has the rehabilitation and social re-integration of this cohort of offenders been more critical.”

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3:39pm Tue 15 Jul 14

bow1974 says...

I thought its was against their religion to do any wrong doings pillars of society we are led to beleive hhhhhmmmmmmm. The money should go to more worthy causes for example cancer awareness but thats just my opinion.
I thought its was against their religion to do any wrong doings pillars of society we are led to beleive hhhhhmmmmmmm. The money should go to more worthy causes for example cancer awareness but thats just my opinion. bow1974
  • Score: 15

9:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Absolutely disgusted.

Dr Hough your words go to show just how detached from reality you really are.

As the previous poster has mentioned there are far more worthy causes that a grant of this nature should have gone to.

"Vulnerable BME offenders?" I have never heard such utter sh1te in all my life.
Absolutely disgusted. Dr Hough your words go to show just how detached from reality you really are. As the previous poster has mentioned there are far more worthy causes that a grant of this nature should have gone to. "Vulnerable BME offenders?" I have never heard such utter sh1te in all my life. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 3

1:17am Wed 16 Jul 14

Openminded? says...

Seriously? Its not april fools day is it?

As a Muslim I am disgusted money is being wasted on cra* like this.
Seriously? Its not april fools day is it? As a Muslim I am disgusted money is being wasted on cra* like this. Openminded?
  • Score: 1

7:28am Wed 16 Jul 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

What a load of rubbish. Why are we separating muslims from every other ex-con? It's this kind of targeted segregation that causes racism, not everyday people like me who are sick and tired of it.

And I call HOUSE in Buzzword Bingo, although there were so many in that article, it was hard to loose.
"specific and individual needs of the service users in order to help them to avoid re-offending."
I assume a service user is one of the muslim ex-cons you are 'reaching out' to? They avoid re-offending by not doing it again, because it's against the law. You don't need 15k to tell them that, whatever the religion.
"vulnerable BME offenders." Why are they vulnerable and what are they vulnerable to? If they've just got out the nick then I'd say we're vulnerable to them. What a load of utter garbage.

It's this racist PC codswallop that ruining this country.
What a load of rubbish. Why are we separating muslims from every other ex-con? It's this kind of targeted segregation that causes racism, not everyday people like me who are sick and tired of it. And I call HOUSE in Buzzword Bingo, although there were so many in that article, it was hard to loose. "specific and individual needs of the service users in order to help them to avoid re-offending." I assume a service user is one of the muslim ex-cons you are 'reaching out' to? They avoid re-offending by not doing it again, because it's against the law. You don't need 15k to tell them that, whatever the religion. "vulnerable BME offenders." Why are they vulnerable and what are they vulnerable to? If they've just got out the nick then I'd say we're vulnerable to them. What a load of utter garbage. It's this racist PC codswallop that ruining this country. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 5

9:50am Wed 16 Jul 14

Primus622 says...

In some towns in lancashire WME would be more appropriate...
In some towns in lancashire WME would be more appropriate... Primus622
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