New supported accommodation for ex-offenders in Birmingham
- 17 Mar
Young ex-offenders can receive support through new supported accommodation in Birmingham.
Trident Reach the People Charity's new Reach House has been built to provide 24-hour supported accommodation for young offenders to help support them getting back into the community after their sentence.
The service is working to transform the lives of young people with vulnerabilities reduce re-offending and support them into employment, education or training, reports 24dash.
Reach House has a communal lounge and training kitchen to help residents develop their cooking skills. It has a transitional approach to re-settling people back into the community with ten flats inside the main building and four attached flats to offer more independence. There is also a six-bedroom shared house to provide a further step towards independent living.
Lesley-Ann Hughes, Service Lead at Reach House, said: "It is a lovely new building which allows us to take a staged approach to helping young people move from custody into a safe environment and then gradually settling back into the community. We provide support which takes a holistic view of the various needs of each individual, looking at tackling the reasons why they offended in the first place. There is a family atmosphere here, to make it friendly and welcoming - and a lot of the people who come here may never have experienced that before."
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