The NHS long term plan for health and justice
Clinks welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of the NHS long-term plan for health and justice. Our response draws on evidence from our wide range of work supporting voluntary sector organisations working with people in contact with the justice system. We have also drawn on extensive evidence gathered from the voluntary sector, including from our active support for the voluntary sector’s work with women in contact with or at risk of contact with the justice system; intensive support for voluntary organisations working with families; and support for arts-based work with people involved with the criminal justice system. Further evidence comes from our annual State of the sector survey, and a specialist survey of our members conducted in autumn 2017 on the health and care needs of those they work with.