University of Bedfordshire Partnership

Community Led Initiatives are pleased to announce we are now registered partners of the University of Bedfordshire. Since meeting with UOB’s Volunteer Recruitment Advisor we are excited to see what opportunities this partnership has to offer both parties.  UOB volunteering are committed to providing voluntary opportunities to students whereby they are able to take on […]

Newsletter: July 2019

Community Led Initiatives Newsletter for July has been released You can find it here View Newsletter

The Launch of LExMove at the heart of Manchester International Festival.

This weekend Pete spoke on a panel at the launch event of LExMove at the Manchester International Festival.  The Lived Experience Movement (Lex Move) is a collective impact network, connecting, supporting and strengthening the capacity of lived experience leaders to help all our communities thrive.  I’m really excited to be part of such an amazing […]

Esmee Fairbairn Grant

CLI is delighted to announce we have been awarded £90,000 for our work to cut re-offending rates, from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. As the statistics tell us, 60 per cent of prisoners serving less than 12 months, and 46 per cent of all adult prisoners, are re-convicted within a year at an estimated cost of £15bn […]

Howard League prize winners

Criminal Justice Champions CLI’s directors Peter Atherton and Matthew Kidd were overwhelmed when it was announced they had won the Howard League for Penal Reform’s inaugural “criminal justice champion” award. The Howard League is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. Peter and Matthew won their award based […]

New Recovery Forum

CLI is proud to announce that its first Recovery Forum has been launched in Bedfordshire. The forum was led by Pete Atherton, CLI’s operational director, with support from other members of the CLI team. People came from a variety of services with the aim to build recovery communities, including from the adult service provider – […]

New Service Launched in Bedford

New Service Launched in Bedford The team at CLI is delighted to have launched a new service in Bedfordshire to help tackle drug and alcohol misuse. More than 50 people attended the launch event at The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, including partner organisations, volunteers and service users. CLI is passionate about introducing its specialist support, […]

Pete Wins Award

National accolade for one of CLI’s inspirational founders, Peter. A man born and raised in Ashton who turned his back on a life of crime has won a national award for his work with offenders leaving prison. Peter Atherton, 41 years old and now lives in Reddish was awarded the NoOffence! Inspirational Award at the […]

Picnic in the Park

The CLI team – staff, volunteers and service users, had a great time playing baseball and having a picnic – just one activity that its Bedfordshire ‘Moving On’ group organised. The activity is part of the SAMAS – support, advice, mentoring and advocacy service, which offers one-to-one mentoring support for adults who want to move […]