We can help with a whole range of things, by using our links within the community to support people around what they need. This depends on the person, but typically may involve housing, benefits, sorting out a script, going to probation, getting ID/a bank account, attending other appointments for more specialist help. We will meet people either at the prison gate or in the community, and come in the prison to see people before they get out. We help a person return to their community - from Manchester and from other North West prisons to Manchester/Greater Manchester.
We receive referrals from both within prisons and on the outside, including people that refer themselves. We hold weekly drop-ins at several Approved Premises (hostels for people seen as having a higher risk).
We have a drop in at Manchester Town hall homelessness dept. (Currently closed due to COVID pandemic)