Vacancy for p/t Prison Accommodation Advisor

15th March 2016

We have a part-time vacancy for a Prison Accommodation Advisor working at HMP Exeter from May 2106 for 6 months. The HMP Exeter Prison Accommodation Advice Service assists up to 1200 offenders in housing need per annum, helping to secure sustainable accommodation on release in the South West area. The service supports the government’s Reducing Reoffending Strategy to ensure that offenders have fast access to advice, accommodation and support prior to release from HMP Exeter. The successful candidate will provide a high quality client-centred contact, assessment and support service, for the effective engagement and resettlement of ex-offenders. This will involve liaison with partners in the Offender Resettlement Service, Exeter and Channings Wood resettlement prisons, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company, Local Authorities and Engage Hubs. Candidates will need a patient and calm professional manner and a fair, non-discriminatory, non-judgemental approac...

Early Bird Service starts March 7th

3rd March 2016

On Monday, we will start trialling an Early Bird rough sleeper service and will be opening the centre an hour earlier, at 8am, to enable rough sleepers access to showers/toilets/laundry and hot drinks before our regular sessions begin.  This Early Bird service will be trialled for 3 months and will run with the help of Julian House's Street Homeless Outreach Team....

Safe Sleep Success

1st March 2016

After 3 months of providing a rough sleeper overnight accommodation service, named “Safe Sleep”, we can report that of the 19 rough sleepers who accessed St Petrock's from December 1st to end February, 15 are no longer on the streets, having either accepted offers of accommodation or re-connected to their local area where accommodation is available to them.  Safe Sleep  involved St Petrock's centre re-opening at 6.30pm each evening and enabled up to 10 rough sleepers to come inside, enjoy hot snacks/drinks and a film, before bedding down for the night.  This service was run in co-ordination with BCHA's Gabriel House, the city hostel, which was able to offer a further 15 bed spaces and was funded by Exeter City Council.  ...