We care for a complex population of both men and women, recognising the unique needs of both. Whilst ensuring we provide a safe and decent environment for our residents, we empower them to believe that they can change and think positively about their future. All of our members of staff - regardless of their position - understand the powerful role they play in making a difference.
We provide residents with access to a wide variety of education and training courses to help them improve their skills, motivation, self-esteem and employment opportunities while in our care.
As part of our commitment to providing a supportive, rehabilitative environment, we work in partnership with a multitude of local and national agencies, volunteer and community groups.
Our aim is to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and risk of harm. Our community and agency links enable us to provide residents with the support and encouragement they need to make positive choices for their future.
Nine pathways for reducing reoffending
We focus on nine pathways for reducing reoffending. Find out more about each pathway.
We focus on nine pathways for reducing reoffending, helping to ensure that residents have as much support as possible to help them make a successful transition to the community
- Accommodation - residents should have suitable, sustainable and safe accommodation arranged prior to release.
- Education, training and employment - give residents appropriate skills and support to gain appropriate education, training or employment on release.
- Health (including mental health) - residents with continuing health and social care needs are prepared and assisted to access services in the community prior to their release.
- Drugs and alcohol - residents with drug/alcohol needs are prepared for release and have access to appropriate support and continued treatment in the community.
- Finance, benefit and debt - residents with financial commitments/needs are identified and receive effective advice and support to manage them whilst in custody.
- Children and families - residents are encouraged to re-establish or maintain relationships with their children and families where it is appropriate. Pregnant women and women with children are fully supported throughout their time at the prison by appropriately trained custody staff.
- Attitudes, thinking and behaviour - residents have access to interventions that produce a positive and demonstrable change in attitudes, thinking and behaviour.
- Domestic abuse - residents who have been the victim of abuse, rape or domestic violence are identified and supported to address their specific need. We also aim to reduce the risk of reoffending for those who have been perpetrators of domestic abuse.
- Sex workers - Residents who disclose their involvement or are known to be involved in prostitution are given access to information and support to address their specific needs.
We recognise the importance of working in partnership, both internally and externally, with agencies and community based services.
We recognise that partnerships bring specialist expertise, knowledge and commitment, reflecting the values of the local communities they serve. Our resettlement work recognises the importance of working in partnership, both internally and externally, with agencies and community based services.
We are proud that we maintained our relationships during the transition of Transforming Rehabilitation as well as establishing new relationships with our CRC partners and their supply chain. We work collaboratively to ensure the services and support are both maximised and centred on the individual and their unique needs.
Custody provides a good opportunity to start initiating personal goals through sentence planning, but it is important that progress towards achievement is not lost at the point of release into the community. Therefore, continuing engagement through the gate is critical.
Sodexo Quality of Life Services
Sodexo provides Quality of Life services that have an impact on six dimensions