This service is jointly provided by Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Julian Support (JS) across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The service is based on a national model and supports people who are assessed as vulnerable, to access the services they need to reduce the likelihood of reoffending and to stay connected to their local community.

The service is for anyone in Norfolk and Suffolk aged 10 and above and support will be offered whilst in custody, or prior to or during court attendance.

After an initial screening undertaken by NSFT colleagues, a referral can be made to us to help people address social issues which may be impacting on their alleged offending behaviour. We will work with people to develop a personalised support plan to address their needs and can support people for up to 12 weeks from referral, depending on the support required.

Our team of experienced community recovery workers has excellent local knowledge to support people to access a wide range of community services and to build on the skills they already have, to help address identified areas of difficulty.

We aim to support people to remain as independent as possible and to connect with services in the local community which may be of benefit. 

We support people to develop the confidence to manage their own needs and to know where and how to access appropriate services in the future.


Ray of Hope

On the 30th of June 2015, at age 34 and having been clean from drink and drugs for five and a half years, I found myself in a police cell where I had wept desperately for eight hours solid.



We can provide support to:

  • Find housing, manage a tenancy or other aspects of accommodation
  • Claim benefits, budget or manage debt
  • Register with a GP or other health professional
  • Attend appointments
  • Explore opportunities for work and education
  • Access community resources