What are the LINX Gateway sessions?

The sessions include group discussions rather than lots of reading and writing. They involve you thinking about what you want to get out of life in the long term and any support you may need to get there. Throughout the LINX workshops we will look at what help you need to stay out of the criminal justice system and to make positive changes.

Why do I have to attend LINX Gateway?

As part of your conditional caution you are required to attend the LINX workshops in order to give you an opportunity to reflect on your current circumstances. LINX is very much an opportunity, not a punishment. It is designed to help you think about what has happened to you and what steps you need to take to help you make positive changes for your future. Most people that attend the LINX workshops find them really helpful.

How long is the course?

We deliver the workshops at West Quay Management Suite which is in the centre of Southampton and easy to get to. Sessions start at 10am and finish at 3pm. You must attend both sessions of the LINX Gateway programme.

What if I don’t like group work?

Many people are anxious about group work. This is normal. Groups will be very small with no more than ten people in them. Facilitators won’t judge you, instead they will listen to what has happened to you and try and help you. They are friendly and non-judgmental.

Who can I contact if I have any questions/problems?

Please contact the office on 023 80 00 1061 or 023 80 00 9898. Office hours are 9-5pm, Monday– Friday. If you ring outside these hours then please leave a message with your name and a contact number.

Case Studies

See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better

Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended

D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]

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Taking steps to address his behaviour

A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]

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Accessing local services for additional support

D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]

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Accessing additional support to make changes

C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]

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