Offenders who access our supported housing services are referred via Probation or the Local Authority within the locality. Client profiles include those managed under MAPPA; IOM clients and those exiting the sex-trade. Penrose will work with clients who have been given a custodial sentence or a community order. Penrose specialises in working with offenders who receive short sentences, but are at high risk of re-offending; offenders who are a risk to themselves; substance misusers; offenders with a forensic mental health diagnosis; and offenders with personality disorder.

Set across a number of locations with shared or self-contained accommodation. The average duration of placements ranges from 6 – 12 months.

Key Drivers

Penrose’s specialist offender support workers develop individual support plans which address:

  • Substance misuse including alcohol
  • Employment needs
  • Mental ill health
  • Developing positive social networks and community re-integration
  • Restorative Justice
  • Mentoring
  • Acquiring independent move-on accommodation

Support commences with a clearly defined referral pathway and continues with self-determined support planning and risk assessing which includes positive risk taking. Resettlement is discussed from the start of intervention as it is the ultimate goal for most. Penrose staff work in partnership with statutory and local community agencies.

If you would like to find out more about Penrose’s Offender service then contact us by calling 020 3668 9270 or completing the contact form.