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Connect started in June 2021 in partnership with NACRO, and is a service for males who are either in custody or are currently on a community order through probation. The service’s main objective is to conduct a number of interventions with the service user to try and prevent homelessness. A safe and stable home is the foundation for building a better life.

What can Connect do?

  • One-to-one advice, guidance, and support to apply for and follow up on available housing options
  • Advocacy to access housing pathways within local connection areas
  • Support to complete housing accommodation applications, and to ensure continuation of an existing tenancy
  • Support with completion of application for housing benefits and other related benefits
  • Support to comply with all tenancy obligations
  • Support to avoid accommodation arrears, and mediate the risk of eviction
  • Support to access rent deposits and rent advance scheme
  • Signposting internally to other YSS services

Where is the Connect service available?

  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Warwickshire

If the service user referred is in custody, Connect is delivered in the following HMPs:

  • HMP Featherstone
  • HMP Hewell
  • HMP Stoke Heath

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Please note that this service is only able to take referrals from probation. For more information about this service, you can contact:

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