Do Resettlement Staff ever go into prisons?

Yes, resettlement support usually starts right at the beginning of someone’s sentence. Resettlement Staff may start their involvement by dealing with any issues that arise at the start of the sentence, such as benefits issues or pets left at home. Typically, they will then meet their client in prison at the beginning of the sentence and at the end to ensure a resettlement plan is in place. Resettlement Staff may also work inside prisons to provide support to people inside or to train offenders to become Peer Mentors. These are offenders who volunteer or work for Resettlement organisations inside the prison to provide support when external staff are not or cannot be there.