Lancashire Offender housing support
Intensive housing resettlement and support service for offenders
Housing support for offenders in Lancashire
We provide an intensive housing resettlement service and intensive housing related support service for offenders across Lancashire, including those subject to MAPPA and PPO arrangements. Also, because of the high level of risk, the behaviour of people who use services is monitored through specialist support staff.
We provide support to find accommodation or approved premises for offenders who are leaving prison or are homeless and successfully re-integrate into the local community. We help service users with day to day living including; payment of rent, reporting repairs, dealing with housing-related correspondence and with resolving neighbour disputes. We ensure a smooth transition from approved premises to independent living.
We provide a flexible and personalised service, whereby support is tailored to meet the needs of the individual
Lancashire Housing Support for offenders also helps…
- Maximise income, reduce any debts, deal with Housing Benefit and other welfare benefits issues including, where necessary, referring to specialist advice or debt agencies
- Promote health and well-being including providing support to access services such as GPs, dentists, counselling, support groups, substance misuse services etc.
- Develop daily living skills (e.g. budgeting, cooking, cleaning, use of household appliances, reporting repairs)
- Access education, training and employment opportunities
- Promote self-esteem, reduce social isolation, develop social networks and (as appropriate) address substance misuse and mental health issues
- Encourage rebuilding or sustainment of effective social and family relationships
- Promote self-belief and encourage steps towards aspiration and ambition among clients
- Assist the development of the workplace skills including building the confidence and ability to apply for work, volunteering/work like activities
- Promote access to community based support services and to cultural and leisure facilities (including sport, libraries, arts etc.)
- Help people to understand the impact of their offending on themselves and those around them.