Family Support (Merseyside)

Family Support. Man washing hands at sink with daughter.POPS’ Family Resettlement Worker provides practical and emotional support for the families of 18-25 year olds who are being released from prison back to the Merseyside area. The return of a loved one into the community or family home can be much anticipated, but may also present some challenges. POPS’ team of Community Family Support Workers work with the prisoner’s family providing support, advice and guidance around:

  • Licence conditions;
  • Child concern/Child in Need cases requiring support;
  • Housing, tenancy, arrears, eviction;
  • Finance, debts, benefits;
  • Emotional wellbeing;
  • Community links.

We also help families understand and engage with the work being undertaken with their family member.

Funded by the the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership, the project accepts referrals from case managers. As an offender manager, you can refer 18-25 year old men/ women into the project using the POPS’ referral form. We then reach out to the prisoner & seek consent to contact their family. We arrange an initial meeting with the nominated family member (face-to-face or by phone depending on local restrictions). Together with the family we complete an Outcome Star assessment, which assists us in understanding what their needs and priorities are and enables us to establish an action plan.

For more information contact Elizabeth on 07471 037 215.

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