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Local resident thanks service users for Payback

15 February 2017

A local resident has thanked service users on Community Payback who have been helped to tidy up her garden.

Every fornight a Community Payback team helps twenty residents in Waverley Village who the council has identified as not having the means to carry out the work themselves.

Because of KSS CRC's help, the council is able to provide the service free to the residents.




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A former drug addict has become a successful paid chef a year after his release from prison.

Experience of volunteer Aron

When I first met John*, he came across as being very shy and quiet. I attended an initial meeting where I met with Johnís Probation Officer and we agreed actions and goals for him to take to help aid his rehabilitation and tackle the issues that have led him to commit the crime in the first place.

The help of volunteer David

I was asked to work with Andrew* to help improve his self-esteem and decision making skills which led to his drug abuse. At our regular meetings, we explored solutions to his issues and obstacles to his future aspirations. Slowly through this work, his perceptions about himself began to change from feelings of guilty and helplessness, to being able to acknowledge his own personal strengths and attributes.