Supporting health and wellbeing and reducing re-offending
WHAT DO WE DO?
Structured Group work programmes
These sessions are aimed at addressing offending behaviour by incorporating education on health and personal impact of substance use, coping skills, relapse prevention, achieving personal goals and maintaining recovery. It can fulfil a requirement as part of a CPO and also offer a focused educational opportunity as directed under a CJSW or PF.
Prison Throughcare Support
Throughcare planning for release from prison
The service will provide person centred support to rehabilitation by providing a holistic approach, e.g. developing resilience, self-care and general well-being during the transition from prison into the community. We will provide advice and support with budgeting / debt management / housing and benefits. We will also offer other help to access other sources of community support.
Reconnecting Women’s Programme
In addition to the throughcare programme on offer, women will be supported to engage in gender focused support and personal development. Women can attend a 6 session health and wellbeing programme on building resilience, self-care and positive coping skills. The service will offer 1-2-1 person centred support for women at risk who present with complex needs.
Building skills for independent living
The ROC Programme will adopt a person centred approach to service delivery; working alongside individuals to set achievable goals and successfully complete any mandatory or expected engagement in services. Individuals may also be encouraged to become a peer mentor or signposted onto other GCA services depending on suitability.
What we don’t do
It is not within GCA’s remit to provide treatment, prescriptions, rehab or detox services for dependant alcohol or drug use. Neither is it within our remit to treat acute mental health conditions, provide accommodation or emergency funds. However we will work with individuals and partner organisations to access specialist support to meet needs.