Integrated Offender Management – Supported Housing

This hugely successful service has gained recognition across county borders and is thought to be the only service of its kind, providing a housing solution for people whose substance use problems are at the root of their offending behaviour.

The IOMS housing provides a safe, structured, substance-free environment, where people are required to take part in some meaningful activity every day. We currently have three houses and support 18 people through a close partnership arrangements with police, probation and substance misuse services. Part of the deal is the requirement for people to take part in at least one positive activity every day, share the responsibility of taking care of the house, and focus on addressing their substance use so that they can achieve and maintain the positive changes to their lives and avoid re-offending.

In 2017, 72% of people who accessed the IOM housing moved back into successful, independent living.