20th November 2012

Innovative phone app for Community Payback


Community Payback Visibility is a mobile app which will enable people to get involved in nominating sites for Community Payback in their neighbourhood. This innovative idea from Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust was awarded £41,000 in innovation funding   in our ‘How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?’ GeoVation Challenge.

Community Payback is unpaid work carried out by offenders on community service and the free mobile app will allow the public to easily nominate sites for Community Payback and  upload a photo so it can be quickly assessed by the Probation Service.  If it is suitable a work group will be sent out to carry out the work and a photo and feedback posted back on the site so people can see the effect. The app will raise awareness of Community Payback and participation in Community Payback projects.

The app is in development to be ready in spring 2013 but  the video below will give you an idea how  it should work.

Keep up to date with developments of the Community Payback Visibility app by visiting their blog or follow them on twitter @SWMCPvisibility .

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