JP asked everyone to pass this information onto anyone else who they think may be interested.
LF, Outreach/Liaison Officer, introduced herself and said that South Coast Money Line had been set-up 7 years ago for those who can’t go to the banks for loans. They offer home improvement loans and business loans. A lot is being done with the Polish Communities at present. What they find is that people who have been successful with businesses in their own countries can’t get loans here as they have no credit rating and this is where Moneyline can step-in.
They also offer Financial Education giving people the tools to manage their own money.
NRalph enquired about illegal doorstep money lenders. LF answered this and also added that Provident charge 497% interest!
Personal loans upto £5K and Business loans upto £7.5K are available.
AW introduced himself and also introduced Mike Donald, Race Equality Officer. AW then presented the following slides:-
Management of Race Equality at HM Prison Kingston – Portsmouth
Andy Whitehorn – Deputy Governor
Mike Donald – Race Equality Officer
Kingston is Category ‘B’ Training Prison for Stage 2 Lifers
It holds 200 Prisoners of which 24% is BME
Who are all serving life sentences for a range of the most serious crimes i.e. Murder, Serious Sexual Assaults
They have all served between 3/5 years before they arrive at Kingston
And will serve between 3/6 years dependent on tariff length at Kingston
From Kingston they will normally move to a lower category ‘C’ training prison
Management Tools Available
Prison Service Order 2800 – Race Equality
Main Contents are:- Legal Obligations, Management of Race Equality, Impact Assessments, Racist incidents, Community engagement, Training & Communication
Standard 48 Race Equality Prisoners and Standard 62 Race Equality Staff – Auditable standards/baselines
Minutes by Soraya Ciccarone 15/10/07
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