Intensive Community Order: Family Support

CourtPOPS works with our partners to place family support as an integral part of an offender’s journey through the Criminal Justice System.

The Intensive Community Order (ICO) is aimed at males aged 18-25 who are at risk of a 12 months or less prison sentence. POPS’ community based Family Support Workers work in partnership with the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) to provide offenders’ families with support, advice and guidance.

Through a needs led assessment families recognise that they can be positive contributors to their loved ones community based justice journey where they have the opportunity to access support, targeted to their specific needs.

A recent cost benefit analysis of the Family Support element that POPS delivers as part of the ICO project revealed that the project creates an additional public value of £765k.  For every £1 spent on the project, £6.52 of economic and social (wellbeing) value is created.  And for every £1 invested in the project, £1.70 is saved, a total saving over 5 years of £97K.


POPS Family Support Workers:

  • Provide emotional support.
  • Provide advice, guidance and referrals for items such as housing, debt, health and wellbeing.
  • Provide support for families to build resilience and develop solutions.
  • Build trust, listen and then empower.
  • Provide a link between families and other professional agencies i.e Children’s Services etc.

POPS Family Support Workers are currently based at the following projects:

Intensive Community Order (ICO)

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Oldham
  • Manchester
  • Rochdale
  • Salford
  • Stockport
  • Tameside
  • Trafford
  • Wigan

For more information please contact: 0161 702 1000