As part of their residency at St John’s Approved Premises, Service Users are encouraged to participate in a range of purposeful activities. For many, access to the skills that will assist them when moving on from St John’s are limited.
For some, many years spent in prison has led to a lack of appreciation for the skills required to live independently. The hostels’ programme of activities have been developed to assess each Service Users’ level of knowledge, understanding and capabilities. Each resident will have a programme of purposeful activity that is intended to help with reducing re-offending and reintegration into society.
Purposeful activities range from offending behaviour work through to life skills and seeking employment and are aimed at providing Service Users with an understanding and practical experience of the basic skills needed to live independently.
Delivered on a weekly basis by Residential Officers, each with expertise within their own activity, the programmes are a lead up to residency within one of St Johns’ self contained flats, where assessment continues in preparation for move-on.