Project information

Supporting people with a history of offending

Transform Housing & Support have recently refurbished a four-bedroom house in Mole Valley. Beginning this autumn we will be extending our shared accommodation for four people with a history of offending to help them build a life away from crime.

October 2017 - November 2017

Charity information: Transform Housing & Support

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  • Need

    Need

    We are looking to increase the supported housing options available for single people aged 18 - 65 who have a history of offending and a local connection in Surrey. This will help reduce the risk of re-offending.
    This will be done by Transform by providing stable housing and holistic support for clients in shared houses.
    From April '11 - Dec '16, of the 138 clients who moved on from Transform, 18 returned to custody which is 13% compared to a reoffending rate of 46% for adults in the first year

    Solution

    To provide secure and supportive housing in which clients are encouraged to recognise the triggers behind their previous offending. We will help them to make changes to reduce the risk of re-offending and build a life away from crime. This will include helping them with their finances, building confidence, structuring their day, address any substance misuse or anger management issues and become physically healthier.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Transform seeks a donation of £8,385 or a contribution towards the purchase of furniture.

    Activities

    » We will be approaching several trusts over the coming weeks in order to reach our target and will be happy to provide updates as we progress.

    We will be approaching several trusts over the coming weeks in order to reach our target and will be happy to provide updates as we progress.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The outcomes for our current provision for people with a history of offending demonstrate that with support and stable housing people are able to rebuild a life away from crime. This will be demonstrated in our Annual Client Survey.

    Risk

    There are no unforeseen issues as everything has been covered in depth.

    Reporting

    Provide progress reports including photos of the property once furnished
    Organise a site visit at a suitable time if required
    Provide invoices and end of grant reports as required

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,385

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,062 Furniture and fittings Furniture and kitchen equipment
      £573 Curtains Curtains & fitting
      £750 White goods White goods
  • Background

    Location

    Even in an affluent area such as Surrey, there are homeless people living in tents or vehicles and even sleeping on the streets. During the winter, this can lead to serious health problems and can even be fatal.

    Beneficiaries

    We are looking to increase the supported housing options available for single people aged 18 - 65 who have a history of offending and a local connection in Surrey. This will help reduce the risk of re-offending of those housed and help those on a Criminal Justice Order to keep to their conditions.
    This will be done by Transform by providing stable housing and holistic support for clients in shared houses.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The outcomes for our current provision for people with a history of offending demonstrate that with support and stable housing people are able to rebuild a life away from crime.

    From April 2011 to December 2016, of the138 clients who moved on from Transform, 18 returned to custody which is 13% compared to a reoffending rate of 46% for adults in the first year following release.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    The Money That Transform Invests In Fundraising Is Classified In The Charity Accounts As Business Expenditure. Fundraising Expenses Are Not Set Against Donations. This Means That Donors Can Rest Assured That Their Entire Gift Will Benefit People Who Find

    Trusts & Major Donor Manager