We need to give consistent, caring, personalised support to rehabilitate offenders from South Asian communities

6th November 2020|Categories: Blog, Probation Service|

A was convicted of a domestic violence offence and ordered to carry out unpaid work and Rehabilitation Requirement Days as part of his Community Order. English was not his first language and the Community Rehabilitation Company referred him to Touchstone’s specialist Shafa service.  Touchstone’s caseworker Ijaz Khan could speak his

The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe Update

30th October 2020|Categories: Blog, Crisis support|

THE WELL-BEAN CRISIS CAFÉ – HOPE IN A CRISIS LEEDS BLOG: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020: MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SUPPORT IN LEEDS DURING TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS (Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) News has emerged earlier this week that West Yorkshire is due to go into a

Black History Month Poem by Enas

30th October 2020|Categories: Black History Month, Blog|

A Dream We call for freedom But She isn’t present today We scream loud like banshees But freedom didn’t live on our streets Painted like a dreamer on crack Addicted to optimism. But this Isn’t A dream And there is no rehab for nightmares When they follow you everywhere. Imprisoned

Anti Racism Lending Library

23rd October 2020|Categories: Black History Month, Blog|

Black History Month has sparked some great conversations about racism and white privilege during October. Some people have moved from conversation to action. Touchstone set up it’s own anti-racism library for staff as part of our BLM commitments, if you would like to support Danni’s campaign to set one up

Nicole’s Black History Month Vlog

19th October 2020|Categories: Black History Month, Blog, News, Video|

For the last few months as part of the Black Lives Matter movement we have been having a lot of conversations, discussions and meetings about what this means to us as individuals and practitioners. Nicole Connor, Touchstone staff: “A few years ago I started my own journey of understanding and