Peter Atherton

As a co-founder of CLI, Peter is an integral part of the organisation. Firstly, coming on board as a volunteer, when CLI was working as a voluntary project in Tameside, and then playing a pivotal role in the development of the organisation into a Community Interest Company that now has a client base across the country.

Peter’s own life experiences, and great belief in people’s ability to change, have helped to inform the strategic direction of CLI. His understanding of the barriers and discrimination our clients face ensures their needs come first and our approach is credible.

As operational lead, Peter has a strong ability to not only quickly assess offender needs and motivations but also an outstanding knowledge of referral routes and procedures, which has made CLI’s model of service delivery much more efficient. This has been achieved by building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with partner agencies and clients alike and constantly monitoring performance and putting measures in place to improve it when necessary.