Following its initial success earlier this year, Stop the Hurt our knife crime reduction project, is now being extended to parts of Suffolk as well as being relaunched in Leicester.
Knife crime is a massive problem for many parts of the UK – and not just our big cities. Communities in smaller market towns have also felt its devastating effects and are keen to find ways of reducing it.
Funded through the Suffolk Community Foundation, Stop the Hurt’s Suffolk programme will be delivered over the next 12 months in the Sudbury and Great Cornrad areas on the county’s border with Essex.
As with the Leicestershire initiative, the Suffolk project will feature pinpointing workshops where young people at risk of offending can share their insights into knife crime and explore ways of preventing it.
These workshops will form the basis for ideas used in a live showcase event to be recorded and shared on social media. The young people taking part will continue to receive mentoring support after the project has ended. They will also get the opportunity to perform at the event alongside professional artists and performers.
The relaunched Stop the Hurt programme in Leicester is to run workshops with training provider Juniper Training at Juniper’s Leicester premises in Humberston Road on November 18th and November 26th.