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Signpost There is a lot of help available for those in prison, who are leaving prison or who are homeless. Signpost will point you to organisations that will help you find this help.
YMCA There is a range of accommodation sites for 16 – 25 year olds across the county. They provide a range of facilities and services.
St Martins Housing Trust Has a diverse range of services, from emergency hostel accommodation, to residential care for people with complex needs, to training courses to enable people to build up their skills and self-esteem.
StreetLink StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. “We urge anyone requiring immediate assistance with finding emergency accommodation to contact the Norwich Council on 0344 980 33 33. This number also provides out of hours support.” Members of the public can notify the council of people rough sleeping at any time by emailing email@example.com
Pathways Norwich A group of seven local organisations who work to address rough sleeping and support people with complex needs in Norwich.
Solo Housing Helping single people in East Anglia through supported accommodation and lodgings enabling them to develop skills to gain independence.
Homeless Link An A-Z of homeless resources.
Advice on money management and debt counseling.
Access to Banking An information leaflet from Lloyds Bank about supporting applications for opening a bank account if there are various difficulties including a lack of the usually identification documents.
Multi Agency Support Groups:
Future Projects Offers support and advice and can liaise with agencies and other organisations. key services: Employment, Education, Housing, Health, Finance.
SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity which supports past & present members of the armed forces, their partners and dependent children.
The Feed Offers training and coaching for people who have been at risk of homelessness, had mental health problems, addiction issues, an offense history, or other major barriers to employment.
Prisoners’ Advice Service Lots of information for both while in prison and in the community on license.
Norfolk Community Law Service Norfolk Community Law Service (NCLS). Which offers free, independent and confidential legal advice.
Employment / Training support:
The Chances Project The website gives links for across the county support for getting into employment. It is run by Norfolk County Council
Skills for Life A Government website with lots of training links to help you find training, support and advice to gain the skills you need for the job you want. A number of these courses are available in Norfolk.
Adult Learning Norfolk Courses available in Norfolk
Norwich projects offering free or cheap food A PDF list of all the places offering free meals / snacks in Norwich.
Foodbank The website giving the locations of the distribution centers in Norwich
Addiction advice & Support:
Matthew Project Supporting children and adults across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, with issues around substance misuse and wellbeing.
Alcoholics Anonymous List of branches in Norwich with their locations and times.
Change-Grow-Live Alcohol & drug misuse advice service.
Narcotics Anonymous List of branches in Norwich with their locations and times.
Breakeven offers support around problem gambling.
BeGambleAware offers support around problem gambling.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. If you are unable to speak you can use the Silent Solution system from a mobile phone: call 999 and then press 55. The operator will then put you through to the police. The police will try to communicate with you by asking simple yes or no questions. If you are not able to speak, listen carefully to the questions and instructions from the call handler so they can assess your call and arrange help if needed.
Domestic abuse Norfolk County Council website giving links to local and national support groups and advice.
NIDAS The domestic abuse service here for you every step of the way. No matter where you are in Norfolk, we are here to help you.
Leeway Leeway is an independent charity providing support to adults, young people and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Refuge A national organisation offering advice and practical support. Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Woman’s aid A national organisation with a directory containing up to date information about domestic abuse support services across the UK.
Sexual Assault Support Information & Support for Survivors. Dedicated to ending sexual assault and abuse
ManKind help and support for male victims of abuse. Call line: 01823 334244 Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence. Open weekdays 10am to 4pm
Help in a crisis. Information about emergency mental health support provided by Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Trust.
Syringes, needles and bodily fluids waste disposal in Norwich City.
If you come across a syringe/needle, please do not attempt to move it. If there is something nearby you can carefully place over the needle (like a cone or a box), then please do so. This will also help our contractors to locate it. We aim to remove needles within two hours of notification. Phone 0344 980 3333 if its Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm, if out of hours phone 01603 412180
A report from the Prison Reform Trust with interesting facts and figures. Prison the facts 2023
MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the set of arrangements through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community in order to protect the public. See more here.
A Prison’s Guide To… Hosted by Ben Bailey Smith, ‘A Prison’s Guide To’ is the podcast from prison staff. Each week, there is a guide to a new topic, straight from the prison system, providing you with life lessons from some of the most overlooked sources of inspiration you’re likely to meet – the people that work across our prison service.
A website looking at pastoral support in prison, See more here.
Sunday Times Article April 2022: The Man Who Holds The Keys To Our Prisons