WIRE-ASD (Women’s Information & Resettlement for Ex-offenders with Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Project

WIRE-ASD (Women’s Information & Resettlement for Ex-offenders with Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Project

Site Name

WIRE-ASD (Women’s Information & Resettlement for
Ex-offenders with Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Project

Address: St Giles Trust, In Tuition House 210 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX

Service(s) provided

Community, Specialist, Forensic, Support and Mentoring

The Project provides resettlement information and support to female offenders being released from HMP Holloway with complex mental health needs (specifically women with personality disorder and autistic traits) and those working with them. This is a pilot project that runs from July 2014 to March 2015.

Suitable for:

Female offenders being released from HMP Holloway with personality disorder and autistic traits. Women serving a prison sentence who will be released before January 2015.

  • Women struggling to cope, engage, relate and be understood
  • Women with extended experience of justice, health and social services
  • Women who would like to break out of this cycle

Offer:

  • Case identification, formulation and joint case working with multiple agencies
  • Access to specialist healthcare and peer support
  • A personal and structured approach
  • Integrated resettlement support around:
  • Day‐to‐day living; housing; finance, debt and benefits
  • Substance use and alcohol abuse
  • Re‐uniting with families and children
  • Education, training and employment
  • Safely exiting sex work
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sign posting to further services, information and guidance
  • The WIRE ASD project will also be using the expertise of a clinical psychologist to offer support to staff and volunteers
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Opening / Clinic Times

09:00 – 17:00 – Mon – Fri

Telephone

020 7940 0424

Access to Service

Referral & Self Referral

Referral Process

The time limit is client led until the end of the 9 month pilot project.

Non‐residential. The WIRE ASD project is a Through The Gate service which engages women prior to release and on release into the community.

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Address:

St Giles Trust, In Tuition House 210 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX