Supporting Women in Community Custody Units

Delivered as a public social partnership, Shine has been supporting the newly-established Community Custody Units (CCU) in Scotland, with mentors and prison-based champions embedded within service provision at both the Bella and Lillias centres.

8th March 2023

Shining On

Spring 2022 saw the launch of Shining On, a pilot project based in the Forth Valley, continuing and building on the work carrried out by Shine Mentors with our Mentees.

Shining On works with women who have completed their formal mentoring support with Shine and are ready to engage with a volunteer to continue to work to achieve personal goals and gain confidence, experience increased wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

4th April 2022

Response to the Drugs Death Taskforce Report on Drug Law Reform

The Shine Programme Board welcomes the report of the Drugs Death Taskforce and its evidence-based commentary on the issues regarding drug use for people in the criminal justice system.

21st September 2021

Coronavirus: response

The current global public health situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is placing unprecedented challenges on us all and we recognise this has the potential to impact on the services we deliver.

With this in mind, we are taking the following steps to minimise disruption to services.

7th April 2020

The Shine Women’s Mentoring Service is responding to meet the needs of women in Scotland’s prisons.

Following the announcement to temporarily suspend the Scottish Prison Service’s Throughcare Support Service on 13 September, the Shine Public Social Partnership is responding to work with women released from short-term prison sentences of up to four years who were previously supported by the Scottish Prison Service.

Shine is a Public Social Partnership led by Sacro with third sector partners: Wise Group, Apex, Access to Industry, Turning Point Scotland, Barnardos, Circle and Venture Trust, supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Prison Service and Social Work Scotland.

25th September 2019