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Glasgow City Council

Community Payback

About the Service

We work in partnership with Criminal Justice Social Work Services to deliver the unpaid work element of Community Payback Orders. Community Payback provides an alternative to a custodial sentence, offering individuals the chance to make amends for their offences by carrying out work to the benefit of communities within the city. Everyone is carefully assessed before they are assigned to a work project and are supervised by Community Payback Officers whilst on site.

What do we do?

The unpaid work is of varying nature and involves cleaning and enhancing areas of Glasgow nominated by local people and community groups, supporting the city's clean agenda. The service operates wood workshops and by using recycled logs from Glasgow parks, creates products such as planters and bird tables, which are then donated throughout our city.

How do I nominate?

If you have a project or require products from the service, you should complete the nomination form and return it.

On receipt of your nomination, you will be contacted to discuss the request in more detail to determine if the nomination is suitable for the service to undertake while considering it against the practice guidance for unpaid work.

Before requesting work, please consider the following criteria which may be required to allow the work to take place:

  • The work will be of benefit to the local community and will not replace situations where paid work could or should take place
  • Land Ownership confirmation
  • Is there nearby access to electricity, running water and toilet facilities?

Such matters will be discussed further when you are contacted.

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