Inspire to Change is a programme for men and women who have been abusive, controlling or violent towards their partner. The course combines learning and support tailored to an individual’s need. It is free for those who are motivated to make a change in their behaviour and work to improve their relationships.
Inspire to Change has been designed to help participants learn new skills and find ways to manage and control their abusive behaviour. It encourages participants to think and behave more positively to prevent harm to their partner, children and family in the future.
Taking part in Inspire to Change gives participants:
At the first appointment fully trained staff will meet with participants to develop their own personal Inspire to Change plan. This plan may include:
Once a personal plan has been agreed, staff will work closely with participants to ensure they feel comfortable and confident to take the next step in their Inspire to Change journey. Inspire to Change can also provide support and advice to help address wider issues linked to abusive behaviour such as addiction problems, debt and unemployment.
Inspire to Change is suitable for any person over the age of 16, who has been abusive in any type of relationship and who is concerned about their behaviour.
Referrals can be made by any professional working with an individual, partner or family and there are concerns about their abusive, controlling or violent behaviour. Self referrals can also be made.
This will vary from person to person. Inspire to Change has been designed to be flexible around each individual’s need in terms of their work and day to day commitments, learning styles, locations and course delivery times. It also supports participants to work at their own pace to enable them to complete their individualised plan and successfully change their behaviour.
Inspire to Change is a service run by South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company. The company has a track record of working with people to help change their behaviour and improve the quality of life for everyone in the communities where it operates.
Inspire to change is funded by:
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Sheffield City Council
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
The Inspire to Change service is run from South Yorkshire CRC’s main offices, which are modern, welcoming and friendly spaces. Other community locations will be used as necessary to ensure Inspire to Change is accessible to all and tailored to individual need.
Unit 6, Churchfield Court
Church View Centre
Unit 5, Amberley Court
103 Effingham Street
Unit 2, Hawke Street