Resettlement information for Holme House Prison

The Resettlement function works with a range of providers with the aim of providing those leaving Holme House with the best opportunity of living crime free lives.

All in scope prisoners are assessed and have their sentences managed by the Offender Management Unit.

Education provision is supplied by The Manchester College which provides a range of academic courses from basic education onwards, as well as a wide range of vocational courses. There is also a range of work opportunities available within the prison and some prisoners undertake a full working week in the laundry, warehouse, joinery, woodmill & upholstery shops, as well as the industrial cleaning and land based activities.
A wide gymnasium programme is also available. As well as offering the usual weight training, cardiovascular and games facilities in the gymnasium and sports field areas, which can be tailored to certain parts of the population e.g. older prisoners, the gym staff are closely involved in the work of the Drug Recovery Wing (see below) and the provision of Family pathway courses.  

Specific work to help prisoners progress to finding employment or employment related training after release if provided by Pertemps, A4E and Jobcentre Plus, all of whom have employment related input to the regime.  

Accommodation and Financial advice is provided by Shelter. As well as working with individuals to maintain tenancies and obtain accommodation on release, Shelter also provides tenancy and budgetary management courses.

A range of Offending Behaviour Courses are provided. These are run within the Psychology department and can change to reflect need, but include Healthy Relationships and Self Change Programmes as well as a Thinking Skills Programme and Focus on Release course.

As well as providing for the faith needs of all prisoners, the Chaplaincy team has a member with a specific resettlement brief who seeks particularly to make links with community organisations to help the resettlement work of the prison.

Holme House operates a resettlement service, which provides the opportunity for prisoners approaching release to access further support Resettlement provision remains flexible and subject to change, but the core aim is always to enable prisoners to live a crime free life on release.

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