Supported Accommodation Service

Sacro’s Supported Accommodation Service helps to reduce the risk of re-offending by assisting people with convictions to live independently within the community in their own accommodation.

What does the service offer?

The service helps people to move on to successful independent living. It enhances social work supervision of people with a history of offending in the community by providing monitoring, supervision (intensive supervision in cases of high risk individuals) and support in a range of types of accommodation. These can include single tenancies, single housing association tenancies, shared tenancies, small semi-independent units and hostels. The range of accommodation and support provided varies based on local circumstances.

How does the service work?

Sacro’s Supported Accommodation Service provides advice, support and assistance in order to help individuals acquire the practical and social skills required for independent living.

It helps those in the community who have problems relating to homelessness and offending by providing temporary accommodation with a view to securing permanent housing through advocacy and negotiation with housing providers.

Who is the service aimed at?

Anyone aged 16 or over who has difficulties with accommodation and is committed to making changes to their life in order to stop offending behaviour.

How is the service accessed?

Services users are typically required to be subject to some form of community supervision via the local authority. Referrals are made via the local authority criminal justice teams or via prison social work units.