CASCADE First Year Report
Between 2021 and 2022, CASCADE partnered with CUBE to help facilitate this new co-produced community-based inter-agency centre targeting substance abuse, domestic violence and mental ill-health in families. Although co-producing a restorative community centre is challenging work, CUBE believe that achieving this is central to successful implementation of the centre. To support their planning and implementation, the developers of CUBE approached researchers in CASCADE who have a deep knowledge of these methods so that researchers could monitor CUBE and ascertain whether co-production and a restorative approach are shaping the services and centre as intended. This report outlines CASCADE’s findings.
Mark Jones from Higher Plain worked with CUBE to listen to the needs of the community , to find out what next their would like to see in terms of services and to ask the community their views. A full report will be available on our website from 11th September by clicking on the below.
Mark Jones, Director, Higher Plain, and Visiting Professor at University South Wales
I am an academic and community practitioner with over 28 years’ experience working alongside and supporting people in the community. In the last 15 years’ I have worked within the Higher Education sector specialising in youth and community practice, desistance, reflective practice, and anti-oppressive practice whilst using inclusive research and engagement approaches to support my work. I am Director at Higher Plain and a visiting Professor at the Centre for Criminology at University South Wales.
You can see more about me at: https://www.higherplainresearchandeducation.co.uk/