Changing Lives

We House, Care and Support disadvantaged adults facing homelessness 

Changing Minds

For every £1 given £8 is saved by the taxpayer..

The smallest contribution will help us help them….

RE-OFFENDING COST PER YEAR IS £15 BILLION

Support to break the cycle of reoffending is vital.

Ex-offenders who have served their sentence and want to change their lives deserve a second chance.

Ready4Home aims to provide both accommodation and appropriate and timely support which, reduces the likelihood of re-offending.

65,000 PEOPLE LEAVE CUSTODY EVERY YEAR
100%
32,500 PEOPLE RE-OFFEND WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR
50%

52,000 PEOPLE WERE HOMELESS PRIOR TO THEIR OFFENCE
80%
19,500 SAID HOUSING WOULD HAVE STOPPED THEM RE-OFFEND
60%

THROUGH THE GATE 8 STEP PROCESS

Following a Referral from one of our partner agencies we arrange an initial interview with the client. During the interview we establish a thorough understanding of the clients needs, aspirations, short and long term goals.  The results of the referral form, interview and risk assessment will then be reviewed by our selection panel, where the needs of the client will be assessed and permission to succeed is granted.

After successful selection, the designated Support Worker will initiate the preparation for a release plan with the client and the Offender Management Unit within the Prison and the appropriate external agencies.

On the day of release the Support Worker will meet the client at the gate and take them to any required appointments.

They will then take them to their new accommodation and familiarise them with the layout and accommodation contract of residency.

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 visit times, contact number and useful local area information

The designated Support Worker will give 3-4 hours face to face or telephone support per week to the client and will remain their point of contact from start to finish. To maintain continuity the Support Worker will be responsible for all clients residing in that accommodation.

We encourage our clients to Move On once we have found full time employment following training.  We source and secure sustainable tenancies the client can financially support and continue to live a crime free life whilst contributing positively to society.  

During designated meetings between the Support Worker and client. The client personal support plan will be developed to include any necessary multi agency interventions, education and training opportunities in preparation for working life.