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Transforming Rehabilitation (West Yorkshire)

Support in prison through to release and resettlement into the community to reduce the risk of re-offending.

Support is provided using an individualised approach which focuses on establishing high-quality relationships with prisoners, with tailored plans developed that meet the needs of each person both before and following release.

Custody Case Workers undertake thorough Basic Custody Screening Tool 2 (BCST 2) assessments that take account of each prisoner’s capabilities, strengths, barriers to changing their lives and their motivation for doing so.

Resettlement Plans are developed and tailored to meet the needs of each prisoner, with particular attention paid to those with protected characteristics. These plans are monitored closely and staff ensure that preparations for release are actioned through partnership working with the CRC, National Probation Service, statutory partners including the Police and other non-statutory partners.

Case Workers both deliver and access interventions that support rehabilitation, working with both mainstream and specialist providers. These may include housing advice, support in sustaining positive relationships, linking with prison industries to match skills with the local job market, finding employment following release and and addressing finance, benefit and debt issues.

Locations

This service is provided in the following resettlement prison:

  • HMP Leeds

Volunteering and Placement opportunities

We welcome applications for students requiring university placements and from individuals interested in volunteering with us. The opportunities we offer depend on the time you’re available to work with us, we can offer opportunities including administrative roles, helping us deliver group sessions and Resettlement Worker Support roles. To enable us to make opportunities meaningful, we ask for a commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum period of 6 months. The application process can be lengthy following your interview due to DBS clearance and prison vetting which are required for all applicants so we’ll need plenty of time prior to your placement to organise this. To find out more or to apply please contact Liz Sunley (Service Manager) or Sadie Driver (Senior Resettlement Worker) on 0113 203 2874.

 

Referral options for this service

You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service