At HMP Pentonville we run our Building Futures Programme. Our team of experienced recovery staff work in partnership with the Healthcare team to deliver a full substance misuse programme. We build individual treatment plans addressing the core issues of substance misuse, improving life skills and confidence. Families, carers and loved ones are not forgotten, with each service user being offered Family Support to help to build bridges between service users and their families.
Delivered by the Recovery Worker:
- One-to-one Key Work sessions on required topics (similar to group topics)
- Letters for Court
- Parole Reports
- Voluntary Drug Testing
- Rehab Referrals
- Appointments with their local drug and alcohol service on release
- Referrals to any service deemed appropriate for their recovery
- One-off groups
- X4 day packages
- Attendance at multi-disciplinary reviews.
Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous hold at least one meeting each per week. This is led by people with lived experience of addiction and recovery, with a new guest speaker weekly sharing their experiences.
From Through the Gate:
Those who are deemed to need help on release are referred to our through the gate service. They are required to complete a full assessment of needs and risk. Then they are offered 3 months of follow up support.
Our Family Support service:
Our service helps family members of people on our caseload. They provide emotional support, information, and signposting by phone, email, or in person. They also run All About Dad, where the men can make a booklet about themselves to send to their children. We work closely with PACT who are the other family support organisation in the prison.
In partnership with Care UK, Building Futures deliver the Health and Wellbeing model within HMP Pentonville. This is a collaborative approach which seeks to integrate Health Care services by introducing daily allocation meetings and joint interventions delivered by Psychology, Mental Health and Building Futures.