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York and Scarborough CFO Activity Hub

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York and Scarborough CFO Activity Hubs provide a safe and supportive environment for people on probation, to support their rehabilitation and resettlement. The Hub offers a range of tailored support from staff who are there to support participants to navigate a route to a more positive life.

Involvement at the CFO Activity Hub is voluntary and is focused on helping participants tackle problems to build a positive, productive future and therefore reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Activities include one to one advice and guidance and small group work that will enabling individuals to be more confident and engage with the local community in a positive way. It will also support individuals with training and education and move closer to the labour market, employment.

Participants will be able to access a range of activities:

  • Taster sessions in sports, drama, music, media or arts and crafts
  • Creative workshops
  • Employment courses and preparation for work – Including accredited training
  • Practical advice and support (around debt, health independent living and much more)
  • Courses to help the individual to stay on track with the rehabilitative journey and achieve longer-term goals
  • Opportunities to get into volunteering


Participants can attend if they are:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Serving a community sentence or under post-release supervision on license
  • Unemployed or economically inactive
  • Resident in the UK with permission to work documentation, as appropriate

Referrals can come from:

  • Probation Practitioner
  • Partner agency
  • Self-referral

The CFO Activity Hubs project is funded via Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service Co-financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). HMPPS CFO is a European Social Fund resettlement support programme, which delivers projects aimed at improving employability, changing lives and reducing reoffending.