Supporting Families

The Troubled Families Initiative (TFI) was launched by the Government in 2011 to help families that suffer a complex range of serious problems, including parents not working and children not in school and causes of serious problems such as youth crime and anti-social behaviour. An estimated £9 billion is spent annually on these 120,000 most[…]

Family Focus Helps to Improve Lives in Suffolk

Suffolk is the first county in the UK to expand its use of E-CINS to help support families in need. Suffolk Family Focus, a three year project focused on supporting families most in need of long term, intensive support will be using E-CINS’ unique technology to enable partnerships and agencies to “talk” to each other[…]

National E-CINS User Group Conference

‘Turning Local Good Practice into National Best Practice’ by Empowering Communities Hosted at Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Block 7, Weston Road, Beaconside, Stafford Wednesday 28 November 2012 9.15am – 3.30pm The first National E-CINS User Group Conference provides a sought after update on how this unique system is being used around the country from the initial[…]

Pubs to access new ‘Facebook of crime’

Pubs to access new ‘Facebook of crime’ Article by Raymond Brown, Cambridge-News.co.uk A ‘Facebook of crime’ is being launched to tackle troublemakers in Cambridge’s pubs and clubs. The web pages are similar to those on the social networking site, but instead of ‘friends’, will hold the profiles of individuals who have been banned from bars and[…]

Westminster Briefing

Earlier this month Gary was invited to speak at a Westminster Briefing in London together with fellow speakers Roger King, Director of Safer and Stronger Solutions, Amerdeep Somal, Commissioner, IPCC, Nick Budden, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Janette York, Community Safety Consultant and Aaron Devereaux, Head of ASB, Sovereign Housing The main focus of the event[…]

Lithuanian School starts its 5th year

Empowering-Communities Great Yarmouth Lithuanian School starts its 5th year. The Great Yarmouth Lithuanian School is funded by Empowering-Commnities Communities and has just started its 5th year. The school was set up after Gary Pettengell was voted Person of the Year in Lithuania in 2007. Gary was inspired by stories of the ‘book carriers’ who smuggled books and newspapers across the border during the Russian ban[…]