Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit

The Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) adopts a public health approach to violence reduction; this means focusing on understanding the root causes of the problem and on testing, evaluating and upscaling interventions.

The Navigator Project, a new intervention for Greater Manchester, launched recently.

Based in four Greater Manchester hospitals, the Navigator Project is a youth-focused violence reduction project, that aims to help young people age 10-25, to cope and recover from their experience of violence, and assist with access to local support networks to prevent the potential of further violence.

The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has commissioned Oasis UK to deliver the service. Oasis have a wealth of experience in delivering violence reduction programmes in other hospital settings and across their educational academies.

In the two months since launch, the team of Navigators have received nearly 70 referrals from across Greater Manchester.

To learn more about the project including, who are the Navigators, what can the Navigators help with, and what will the Navigator Project look like in the future, watch this short video featuring the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester and some of the team.

Article posted on: 14/09/2021 04:09pm

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