In Leicestershire & Rutland
The Leicestershire based Community Payback unit undertakes the full range of promoted work projects, but has been very active in developing partnership projects, including a project with Leicester City Council that sees teams of supervised unpaid offenders working every week in the urban housing estates.
Community Payback receives work referral requests from:

  • residents contacting their neighbourhood housing offices
  • community meetings
  • housing management officers following their estate inspections
  • local beat police officers in high crime areas.


The reparation work covers general gardening and ground clearance projects, as well as ensuring that pedestrian walkways are in good repair and free of weeds. The work is highly visible and has significant impact on the community, in particular in areas which have been blighted by anti social behaviour.

Launched in the summer of 2007, the Landlord Services Project has grown in popularity with local residents and from April 2013 to March 2014 a total of 261 work days were completed.

In 2014 – 2015 it is expected the quantity of work will remain the same, which will generate enough work assignments for five days every week.