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Transitional Accommodation for ex-prisoners

Leaving prison can be a daunting prospect. Where do you go? What should you do? At Accordwest, we can help, starting with somewhere to stay.

Our Transitional Accommodation team offers ex-prisoners community-based supported accommodation, easing your transition back into the community and independent living. We can also help you find long-term housing through our Housing Support service.

We offer:

  • Support through individually tailored case plans
  • Help with accessing and maintaining public, community and private housing
  • Help with access to Department of Housing bond assistance and other support programs
  • Access to family relationship support
  • Tenancy education with a focus on rights and obligations
  • Practical information and advice on accessing and applying for rentals
  • Support and advocacy when dealing with local real estate agencies
  • Access to emergency relief where necessary
  • Assistance with accessing income support and developing budgeting skills
  • Practical and emotional support
  • Support with developing social and positive peer support networks
  • Transport to keep essential appointments
  • Help with engaging with education, training and employment opportunities
  • Referrals to a range of specialist support services

If you would like to find out more about our transitional accommodation, or any of our reintegration services  for ex-prisoners, contact our team in complete confidence.

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