The Turning Point Scotland Throughcare service at HMP Kilmarnock aims to reduce the rate of re-offending amongst the short term prison population in Ayrshire.
The service will build on the success of the HMP Low Moss PSP (Prisoner Support Pathway) where Turning Point Scotland is the lead voluntary sector agency, while recognising that HMP Kilmarnock is a different operating environment and is on a more limited scale.
A keyworker will support individuals to address issues surrounding housing/homelessness, addictions, mental health and social functioning with the aim of reducing those offending behaviours which bring people into custody.
Turning Point Scotland employs two workers (Service Coordinator and Grade 3 Practitioner) based in HMP Kilmarnock.
The key target group for the service will be short-term adult male prisoners returning to an Ayrshire address, however where possible appropriate referral/signposting will be made for individuals returning to other parts of Scotland.
The principal objective of the service is to improve co-ordination across a range of organisations providing throughcare support through mapping existing activity, identifying and responding to gaps, developing multi-agency approaches with formal pathways and protocols where necessary.
The service will also provide an element of ‘in prison’ support in advance of preparation for release to address issues of concern to the individual
Where individuals are not engaged with other throughcare support the service will provide an element of through the gate support to assertively link individuals into services and to attend key appointments (benefits, housing, medication etc).
The service is for men currently in custody within HMP Kilmarnock and referrals can be made by contacting the team.
Download the Turning Point Scotland Thoughcare service HMP Kilmarnock leaflet.
Turning Point Scotland
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