Living Wild

Supports individuals on Community Payback (and other criminal justice orders*) who want to make positive and sustained changes that can lead to a move away from offending.

After an assessment period we offer regular community-based outreach support wrapped around a Wilderness Journey usually in the highlands of Scotland. Through intensive learning and personal development individuals will consolidate their new skills, boost confidence, motivation and aspirations. This will allow individuals to tackle complex circumstances and patterns of behaviour and tackle re-offending and help with rehabilitation.

Living Wild is for men and women aged 16-40.

Nature offers inherent challenges for people to reflect on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. Adapting to this new environment, resilience is increased, participants develop understanding of how to interact others, and improve impulse control in challenging situations. Activities in nature provide opportunities to practice this learning.

Our services provide support for up to 9 months helping individuals to make and sustain connections to services and employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities within their communities.

*These include Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTO), Restriction of Liberty Orders, Home Detention Curfews, Structured Deferred Sentences (SDS) and those engaging with voluntary throughcare after release.

** Venture Trust does not currently work with registered sex offenders or those subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

Key information

Age range:  16-40

Location:  Across Scotland

Who it's for:  Men and women in the criminal justice system and on Community Payback Order (and sometimes on other criminal justice orders).

How to refer
Venture Trust HubAreaHub Coordinator Contact Details
EastEdinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Borders, Fife, Stirling, Falkirk, Clacks. Dundee, Perth, Angus, Aberdeen, (secure email)
WestGlasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire(East, North & South), Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East/West Dunbartonshire, Argyle & (secure email)
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