Justice services

We understand that people who commit offences often face a number of difficulties, but with the right support, can make better choices and take steps towards crime-free lives.

We achieve this by treating everyone as an individual, and working with them to agree the areas where they would like support and assistance.  



Providing good quality accommodation is at the core of our work, although we offer different types of support in various parts of the country.    



We deliver a wide range of services for offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of entering the justice system, including:



•    Supported housing;


•    Help for people with alcohol, drug or mental health issues;


•    Floating support services, where we offer a range of assistance to people within their own homes;


•    Programmes both in the community and sometimes in prison, to help with job search skills, or finding accommodation.



How can I get help?



We appreciate that everyone’s needs are unique to them, and we recognise that people need to overcome a number of challenges for them to begin leading crime-free lifestyles.



Sometimes there can be two steps forward and one step back, and in our experience it may take time to overcome what can be very difficult problems.



We are committed to supporting people, and as part of this we try to encourage service users to take responsibility for their actions, and to accept the harm that their offending causes to other people.



We are proud of our successes, and the very real progress that people have made whilst using our services.

Bail Accommodation Support Service (BASS)

BASS provides short term accommodation and support to men and women, aged 18 and over, in shared and self-contained houses/flats across England and Wales.  



It is available to courts and prison governors for those who would otherwise be in prison due to not having a suitable address.   



BASS can be considered as a bail address, and for those being released from custody on home detention curfew.  



Whilst in BASS properties, service users can be referred for assistance for a range of support needs e.g. alcohol and drug use, relationships, accessing training and employment, and are supported in finding move-on accommodation.  



Referrals can only be made by court or prison staff, but for general information, and an informal discussion, please call 0300 5550264 or email contactus@stonham-bass.org.uk.