About Us

“The Safer Stronger Consortium builds strength through co-operation and innovation, creating a community safer from poverty and discrimination by providing new opportunities for people who are disadvantaged or marginalised.” – Mission Statement

Safer Stronger was officially constituted in 2014,  and is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.  It provides a partnership way of working that values co-operation, innovation and transparency. Member organisations work together to support people who are disadvantaged or marginalised.

Our consortium and partnership-working model allows for a responsive and dynamic approach to opportunities, which include supporting victims of crime in their recovery journey, facilitating the future employment of offenders and ex-offenders and enabling more cohesive, interdependent communities through Restorative Justice practices.

SSC’s strength lies in the diversity and expertise of its partners, more about whom you can read here.


  • Promote community cohesion through the employment of ex-offenders.
  • Bring providers together to sustain effective, inclusive services.
  • Act as a role model for other partnerships by operating inclusively and effectively, with strong leadership.
  • Create sustainable and profitable social enterprises that can employ disadvantaged or marginalised people including ex-offenders.
  • Share expertise, experience, responsibility and risk between VCSE organisations working locally with disadvantaged people.
  • Support those harmed by crime to cope and recover.
  • Promote understanding about crime and actively seek to reduce it.
  • Empower clients to resolve the issues that prevent them from leading rewarding lives in the wider community.
  • Ensure access to local and affordable community services.
  • Build capacity by promoting healthy and professional working relationships between public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Develop an open, restorative learning culture amongst organisations working locally with disadvantaged people.
  • Provide support for consortium member organisations, helping them to win and deliver public service contracts.
  • Reduce inequality of opportunity within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  • Develop client capabilities, sense of purpose, and relationships with others.
  • Generate sustainable economic activity with a strong sense of responsibility to the environment.
  • Work across family generations to break cycles of disadvantage.

Board of Trustees

  • Jon McLeavy – Chair
  • Alan Milliner
  • Jeanette Reed
  • Miles Topham
  • Paul Reeve


  • Lydia Mills ~ Chief  Officer