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.