POP (Short Term Prison Offender Project)

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Area: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Well-being, recovery and resilience

We work with people in prison, supporting them to find secure and sustainable accommodation following their release. Our support includes:

  • Housing options / housing portal navigation
  • Accommodation visits
  • Household checks
  • System navigation
  • Information and support to access private/Local Authority and Registered Housing Schemes
  • Tenancy rights
  • Independent living skills
  • Well-being
  • Confidence and behaviour/communication
  • Awareness and skill development
  • Support to access financial assistance and grant schemes
  • Activity workbooks and frequently asked questions
  • Universal credit support
  • Employment and educational support
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Assistance with translation and interpretation
  • Family engagement
  • Peer support
  • Recovery and resilience aftercare on exit from service

Becoming a Volunteer Peer Mentor

POP provides peer mentor opportunities. We encourage people to share their lived experience of criminal justice and housing services, to help others overcome life’s challenges. Your involvement gives you the opportunity to:

  • Use your voice and be valued
  • Develop self-worth and confidence
  • Share your own experiences
  • Develop new skills and interests
  • Access mutual aid services
  • Ensure that the service is up to date, relevant and addresses local needs
  • Address the stigma around issues that affect those with complex needs and chaotic lifestyles
  • Improve access to treatment and recovery services

 

01443 54 80 80

askPOP@kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk

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