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Prison Protocol – Angus Council (Housing)

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:

Statutory

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Older People
  • Other
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration

Aim/Purpose:

To support and maintain the individual’ tenancy from point of custody to liberation.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Health professional, Other, Self-referral

All genders aged 16 and over who live in tthe Angus area and who are either on remand or subject to a custodial sentence. Individuals can self-refer or provide consent for JSW, Health professionals or prison personnel to refer on their behalf at sentencing stage or whilst accommodated in prison. Agencies will confer with the individual and link in with services where appropriate.

Further Information:

Angus Council operate a prison housing protocol, for Angus residents, focused on preventing homelessness on entry to prison and avoid unplanned homelessness on release. Angus Council has an information-sharing agreement in place with SPS and Housing staff assess the individual’ housing needs early on to secure a home in time for release. Individuals are supported with furniture, utilities, and benefits claims, where needed, through housing support and justice services.