By working with the youth offending team, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council's Streetscene Service offers young offenders work experience and mentoring to help them improve their long-term prospects of finding work. This case study forms part of our demand management, Offender management and crime reduction, resource.
The service also works with service users of Adult Social Care, offering them an alternative to day centres. Both these approaches relieve pressure on other services.
"These are people who need an opportunity and chance in life. We realise that we can play a bigger role than just keeping the borough clean," says Nick Sayers, Head of Operations and Greenspace.