Key Points
  • Hear the most effective ways of supporting women offenders with complex needs into accommodation
  • Discover how specialist, forensic services help ex-offenders with mental health issues resettle within their local community
  • Explore how to develop effective partnership working with the Private Rented Sector (PRS)
  • Work with your partners to develop an effective tenancy support and provide effective advice and assistance about housing options


Overview


Confirmed Speakers:
  • Rob Owen, Chief Executive Officer, St Giles Trust (Chair)
  • Anita Birchall, Head of Threshold, Threshold Housing Project
  • Helen Clipsom, Outreach Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Joanne Casson, Service Manager, Wigan Council
  • Angelina Morgan, Head of Operations, Look Ahead
  • Mike Trace, Chief Executive, Forward Trust

    Providing a stable and secure accommodation for ex-offenders helps reduce the risk of re-offending. Housing is fundamental to re-establish life in the community and live life away from crime.

    Our half-day Resettlement and Housing Support for Ex-Offenders Briefing provides an opportunity to learn about the latest strategies and practices around developing an effective housing support for offenders. This practical event is designed to showcase examples of providing a quality pre-release housing support, developing tenancy support and effective monitoring of housing needs after release.

    Target audience: housing associations, local authorities, probation, health, community and voluntary organisations, private sector including: Housing Needs Teams, Community Safety Teams, Drug and Alcohol Support and Treatment Teams, Mental Health Teams, Community Safety Partnerships, Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Community Resettlement Teams, Youth Offending Teams.

  • Agenda
    Start

    09:00 - 09:30
    Registration, Networking and Tea and Coffee

     

    09:30 - 09:35
    Chairman’s Opening Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Rob Owen Chief Executive, St Giles Trust

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    09:35 - 10:00
    Preventing Homelessness through Supporting Women Offenders with Complex Needs into Accommodation

     
    • Extending existing homelessness protection to support those at risk of homelessness
    • Supporting women offenders experiencing entrenched homelessness
    • Offering permanent housing solutions to ensure women have a strong foundation to recover and stabilise
    • Discovering how the service achieved sustained tenancies, no re-offending and no rent arrears 

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    Anita Birchall Head of Threshold, Threshold Housing Project (Threshold)

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    10:00 - 10:10
    Questions and Discussion

     

    10:10 - 10:35
    Developing and Delivering a Co-Ordinated Programme of Support including Accommodation for Ex-Offenders

     
    • Delivering pathways to accommodation
    • Providing enhanced engagement and intervention
    • Helping ex-offenders to reintegrate into the community

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    Helen Clipsom Outreach Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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    10:35 - 11:00
    Developing Pre- and Post-Release Housing Support

     
    • Using a ‘through the gate’ approach for prison leavers to ease transition from custody to community
    • Working with offenders pre-release to develop move-on plans
    • Providing supported accommodation and access to PRS

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    Joanne Casson Service Manager, Wigan Council

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    11:00 - 11:15
    Session Questions and Discussion

     

    11:15 - 11:30
    Networking Tea and Coffee Break

     

    11:30 - 11:55
    Providing Appropriate Housing Support for Offenders with Mental Health Issues and Drug and Substance Misuse

     
    • Exploring an innovative and integrated model of intensive accommodation-based support
    • Delivering psychologically integrated support
    • Providing a step-down from secure mental health inpatient services and enabling residents to live in the community and move towards greater independence

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    Angelina Morgan Head of Operations, Look Ahead

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    Karen Browne Service Manager, Look Ahead Tabard Forensic Service

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    11:55 - 12:05
    Questions and Discussion

     

    12:05 - 12:30
    Developing Effective Working with the Private Rented Sector (PRS)

     
    • Exploring innovative approaches to increase the supply of affordable private rented accommodation
    • Overcoming barriers to accessing PRS

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    Mike Trace Chief Executive, RAPt (the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust)

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    End

    Speakers

    Anita Birchall Head of Threshold, Threshold Housing Project (Threshold)

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    Karen Browne Service Manager, Look Ahead Tabard Forensic Service

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    Joanne Casson Service Manager, Wigan Council

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    Helen Clipsom Outreach Manager, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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    Angelina Morgan Head of Operations, Look Ahead

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    Rob Owen Chief Executive, St Giles Trust

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    Mike Trace Chief Executive, RAPt (the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust)

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    Venue details

    Zone 1 Central London


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