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Service user increases skills and confidence at our Attendance Centre

16 May 2016

A service user has tackled his offending behaviour while improving his employment skills at one of our Attendance Centres.

Luke is 24 years old and lives with his parents in Gillingham. He has a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy, which can cause as many as 20-30 seizures in one day. Due to his health, Luke finds it difficult to gain employment and it also affects his personal and social life.

Early this year, he was found guilty of arson and sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to a two year SSO with a requirement to attend Kent Senior Attendance Centre (SAC) for a total of 24 hours.

Luke has attended the centre regularly without missing a session and has nearly completed the 24 hours required. He has excelled in his carpentry lessons, and with the assistance of the instructor, has made a small chair for his daughter and is now embarking on a table to match.

During his rehabilitation work, Luke has taken responsibility for his actions and has outlined a plan to live a crime-free life.

Dave Shock, KSS CRC Officer in Charge at Kent SAC comments: ‘Throughout Luke’s time at the Kent SAC, he has engaged well with all the instructors. We have referred Luke to the Fairbridge programme, once he completes his order at the Attendance Centre. This offers a mix of group activities and one to one support which will help Luke develop his skills and confidence further.’

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