What we do
The Departure Lounge is an innovative service that supports people released from HMP Doncaster. The aim is to provide advice, guidance and support to at least 90 per cent of prisoners immediately on release.
We offer help with accommodation, finances, including benefits, and employment, education and training. This could include:
- contacting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- liaising with the council for accommodation support if not previously secured
- liaising with partners such as probation, drug and mental health teams
- offering support with travel.
Agencies such as the local drug team and probation officers often attend the Departure Lounge to support on the day of release.
The Departure Lounge also provides provisions for prison leavers, such as a packed lunch for the day of release, food vouchers, mobile phones, clothes and toiletries.
Partners and funders