Access to Industry delivers Shine in the communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We provide prison-based champion support to women residing in HMP Edinburgh; HMYOI Polmont; and HMP Cornton Vale.
The Service provides practical and emotional support to women, using a trauma-informed approach that is person-centred and strength-based. Mentors work with women to identify challenges and support them to overcome these challenges and progress onto positive destinations.
The Service is for women involved within the justice system. Whether on a Community order and at risk of custody; serving a short-term custodial sentence and being released with no formal supervision; or on remand.
Shine works with women for a minimum of six months. For women in custody, Shine engages with women pre-liberation and continues this support into the community post-liberation. For community referrals, Shine works with women in their own community.
The Service gives women the opportunity to build safe and positive relationships with the professionals who can assist them. It allows them to work through an action plan that will help them reintegrate into society and significantly reduce their risks of re-offending.
Access to Industry manages and delivers Shine in HMP Edinburgh, HMYOI Polmont, and HMP Cornton Vale. It also delivers the Service to individuals in the community.