WLM Katherine Price Hughes (KPH) is one of the 12 Independent Approved Premises in the country and is funded by the Ministry of Justice. This project is 24 hours with staff and has a capacity to house 20 residents who are offenders leaving prison and subject to public protection arrangements.

Our residents receive high-level support and contact daily to help in their journey in transitioning from custody to the community. Also, staff and residents engage in purposeful activities to enhance daily living skills and to help re-settle back into the community. To enhance the work, we do with the residents, KPH works collaboratively with other agencies to support the residents in accessing education, training and employment; accommodation; finances; family support; health and substance misuse issues, etc.

All the staff was very welcoming and friendly. Easy to get along with’ Daniel

What sets us apart from the statutory Approved Premises, besides being independent, WLM KPH has the regular attendance of our Social Work Chaplain, Ruth. This intervention is unique as this is only available in prison, but not when in the community. Ruth also helps to facilitate group discussions with residents as well as see residents on a one to one basis regardless of their faith.

Here, at WLM KPH we have a culture of following up with residents who have left to check on their well-being as well as their progress. Additionally, we tend to welcome past residents particularly those who are most vulnerable and when they are most feeling at risk of suicide or self-harm. Some residents also maintain contact with staff via telephone when feeling anxious and staff are skilled in communicating effectively with them as well as signposting to other services which best address their needs.

WLM KPH maintains the objectives of our organisation WLM which is our Christian ethos of inclusivity of both residents and staff. This is reflected in our achievements of gaining the Enabling Environment award and maintaining this since 2017.

'I want to say a very big THANK YOU for the learning opportunities provided by WLM Katherine Price Hughes House during my 70 days placement.'

Ryan

For more information please contact:

WLM Katherine Price Hughes House
Tel: 020 7226 2190
Manager: Brigette Bailey