Ready4Home Offer Accommodation, Care and Support
Step One – Selection Process
An initial interview with the client and a thorough understanding of the clients needs in collaboration with the prison service and other organisations. This will lead to the selection panel where the needs of the client will be assessed and permission to succeed is granted.
Step Two – Collection
After successful selection, the designated Support Worker will initiate the preparation for release plan with the client and the Offender Management Unit within custody or in an external environment.
Step Three – Appointments
On the day of release the Support Worker will meet the client at the gate and take them to any required appointments.
Step Four – New Home
They will then take them to their new accommodation and familiarise them with the layout and accommodation licence agreement.
Step Five – Welcome Pack
The accommodation will have a full Welcome Pack that will include all necessary items for the client until benefit entitlement is received. The Support Worker will also give the client a client information handbook that will outline the rules of the accommodation inline with the Licence agreement. The client will be given a direct contact number to their Support Worker and useful local area information.
Step Six – Useful Numbers
Support Workers will give information and telephone number to external agencies such as Samaritans, Rape Crisis, Drug and Alcohol and a direct line to our services.
Step Seven 3 Hrs Support Weekly
The designated Support Worker will give 3 hours support per week to the client and will remain their point of contact from start to finish. This support will be given in person, over the telephone and contact with Probation Service and Multi Agency partners. To maintain continuity the Support Worker will be responsible for all clients residing in that accommodation.
Step Eight – Personal Plan = Progress
During designated meetings between the Support Worker and the client, the clients personal support plan will be developed to include any necessary multi agency interventions, which include education, training and employment opportunities in preparation for working life.