Aims and Objectives: These meetings can also include issues such as
Stonham’s Gloucestershire Atlas Project food/nutrition, support with budgeting and managing debt,
provides advice to male and female offenders claiming relevant benefits, finding appropriate agencies to
within the Integrated Offender Management aid in each Clients ongoing support, health, enterprise,
(IOM) cohort in Gloucestershire, who are aged environment, sensory experience/wellbeing.
18 and over and have a housing related need. Clients can ask for a meeting or a review of their support
This includes working with single people, plan at any time, whilst self-evaluating progress in each
couples and families. Clients may have a area. Where appropriate, Staff and Clients will look
history of drug or alcohol abuse, mental health, towards victim and offender reconciliation through the
need support with family and social networks Restorative Justice Project.
as well as other issues within the interwoven
range of needs that affect lifestyle and choices. Expectations of the Client are;
This service provides guidance that is To be open with the service about their needs
customised to each Client to enable them to and issues.
access identified services relevant to them and To work towards being successful and
subsequently move forward with their lives. responsible for their engagements where
previously this may have failed in the past.
This Project offers clients a brokerage service To be co-operative and have a pro-active attitude
coupled with the availability of Individual to achieving the goals set out in their support
Service Funds (ISF’s), signed off through the plan.
Case Manager responsible for that Client. The To be actively adhering to statutory
aim of this is to enable clients to purchase enforcements, which includes full compliance
items/activities to progress their housing and with the IOM agencies’ expectations. This will
resettlement, with the long term goal being to include reviewing positive drug tests and safety
reduce reoffending. issues on an individual case by case basis.
Gloucestershire Atlas Project staff work Clients can look at assessing their own needs and
alongside the Integrated Offender Management creating a support plan with input from the relevant IOM
(IOM) group, which includes the Drug agencies, Brokerage staff and voluntary services.
Intervention Programme Team, Probation,
Prolific and Priority Offender teams and Police. The Gloucestershire Atlas Project staff team comprises of
This ensures thorough partnership working and one Senior Service Manager, 2 full time Brokerage Project
positive outcomes. Workers, 1 part-time Mobile Project Worker, and a
This service is provided within a framework of
equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. It Eligibility:
respects the rights and individuality of clients Clients must be:
which is always at the forefront of our practice, Working with DIP, Probation, PPO as part of the
alongside the Stonham standards and values. IOM Cohort.
18 Years or older
The Service Provided: In need of accommodation or otherwise a housing
Each Client is allocated a Brokerage Project need that cannot be provided elsewhere.
Worker who will assist with liaising with Exclusions will apply where Clients do not have a
specialist agencies for housing and other willingness or desire to change their current lifestyles
support objectives outlined and requested by at the time of the assessment.
the Client. The Client will be expected to
attend meetings where they can discuss and How to Apply:
identify targets, goals and solutions. This is All referrals will come via the Case Manager within IOM.
done by way of a personalised support plan Partner agencies who wish to refer Clients will need to do
that assists Clients with making more effective so via the relevant Case Manager who will complete a
choices, whilst balancing risk and safety referral enquiry form to begin the assessment process.