The Departure Lounge

The Departure Lounge project began as an Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner pilot run by EDP in HMP Exeter. The project was designed to help prisoners with the transition between custody and community and was designed after a long period of consultation with services and service users. The Departure Lounge Service has two main elements: The Check Out Lounge run inside Exeter Prison, visits hall on a weekly basis, and the Departure Lounge which runs on a daily basis outside in the Visitors Centre at the exit of the prison drive.  The Check Out Lounge  The Check...The Departure Lounge

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The Good Prison Project

Between September 2016 and October 2017 Clinks supported a voluntary sector member of staff in HMP Dartmoor, HMP Exeter and HMP Guys Marsh to implement a bespoke model of voluntary sector coordination reflective of the needs of each prison’s population. The staff member acted as a single point of contact in each prison and undertook activities to: Map existing services to improve access to them and identify gaps in provision Ensure voluntary sector staff and volunteers understand the prison environment, population and regime adequately in order to deliver their services efficiently and safely. Enhance knowledge of and access to...The Good Prison Project

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Flourish

The Flourish Cafés are open to all of those who access Together’s support, past and present, but also to anyone in the community who relates to substance misuse, would like to engage with others in a similar position and those who may find themselves to be socially isolated. The aim of Flourish is to use the 5 Ways of Wellbeing – Connect, Learn, Take Notice, Be Active and Give – to support people to make positive steps to improving their health and wellbeing. The Flourish Cafés are more than just a café. They are a safe, trauma-informed space hosted...Flourish

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Hidden Gems

The Hidden Gems project is for people who are out of work; supporting them towards and into paid employment. Hidden Gems helps people develop and build employment skills. Over the course of the project participants will learn how to design, make and sell jewellery and other handcrafted products from recycled and reclaimed metals. Participants will have the opportunity to: Access enterprise qualifications Design, make and market craft products Experience real-life work activity Be supported to identify and overcome health and personal barriers to employment Build confidence to engage with employment Gain valuable and transferable skills Be supported to achieve...Hidden Gems

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Integrated Substance Misuse Service in Devon and Dorset Prisons

EDP’s Integrated Substance Misuse Service is a recovery orientated service within Devon and Dorset Prisons. The service provides: Fully integrated services with a single recovery culture, vision and goal Dedicated Recovery Workers to collaboratively coordinate care with individual service users Strengths based assessment with recovery planned pathways tailored to individuals’ goals and aspirations A range of clinical interventions dependent on individual need and supported by a broad range of recovery focused programmes and activities. These programme and activities are suitable for both drug and alcohol misuse, from brief interventions to intensive programmes Two dedicated alcohol programmes, one for dependent...Integrated Substance Misuse Service in Devon and Dorset Prisons

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Together Drug & Alcohol Service

Together Drug and Alcohol Service offers support to those over 18 who wish to address their drug and alcohol use. It offers: Advice & information for drug and/or alcohol users or anyone concerned about someone’s use (friends, family, employers) Prescribing options, delivered in-house by specialist doctors Harm reduction interventions and Needle exchange Group work programmes One to one recovery navigation Whole Family support and interventions Recovery support and post treatment programmes and activities Accredited mentoring courses We have four hubs (Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter and Newton Abbot), and a number of satellite services, across the county where you can get...Together Drug & Alcohol Service

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Reach Drug & Alcohol Services

News Flash: Reach is opening a bright and spacious new hub in Weymouth offering a wide range of services from individual recovery work to group sessions and medically assisted treatments. Take a look at our new brochure here Reach Drug and Alcohol Services offers support to those over 18 who wish to address their drug and alcohol use. It offers: Advice & information for drug and/or alcohol users or anyone concerned about someone’s use (friends, family, employers) Prescribing options, delivered by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Harm reduction interventions and Needle exchange Group work programmes One...Reach Drug & Alcohol Services

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