Decision details

PCC DN - Personalised Budgets

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Criminal Justice delivery group workstream identified, through the multi-agency processes and structures in place, the key areas of focus and priority to deliver on the Serious Violence action plan, namely the 16-25 cohort, and specifically those who are experiencing transitions or significant impacts from experiences such adverse childhood experiences and/or societal experiences of being part of an ethnic minority community.

Achieve Connect are working within the sector as an existing supplier of Employment Education and Training service within the Probation service. The service has successfully facilitated the VRU funded practitioners commissioned budget to 18-25 young adult on probation in 2021-2022 and given the established probation and YJS working arrangements around transitions, they are well placed to extend this service to the GM YJS services.

This established service will support fast and cohesive deployment of services. Achieve Connects specific expertise in the Criminal Justice System and established working arrangements means that they are in a unique placed to deliver on this practitioners commissioning service for young people and young adults within the YJS and the Probation service. A web based research and consultation with a GM subject expert group to identify potential suppliers has found no other suppliers available to deliver a similar service.


The GMVRU GMCA are seeking to pay 20k to Achieve Northwest Connect to manage a Personalised Budget fund allowing equal access to young adults on probation and those subject to statutory supervision by the Youth Justice Services across Greater Manchester.
This service will be for:
Young Adults :18-25yr olds men and women on statutory supervision to the Greater Manchester Probation Service. We will provide additional advertising to minority groups including BAME, women and those accessing additional support services. The Personalised Budget will uplift, enhance a service user’s life chances and/or support desistance from further offending.

Children and Young people: those subject to statutory supervision by youth justices’ services across Greater Manchester boroughs: Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Stockport, Wigan, Bolton, Bury.

Achieve North West connect will be responsible for
Administrating the personalised budget funds
Develop an application form and guidance for PPs/Youth Justice practitioners and partners.
internally set up application process/ policy for the management of Personalised Budget.
Set up communication between Achieve and the stakeholders to advertise the provision and process.
Provide progress report on a quarterly basis

Publication date: 27/02/2023

Date of decision: 20/01/2023