Good practice case study: Prison to community peer support

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01 Dec 2020 by The Hepatitis C Trust
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This document details the pilot of a prison to community 'Follow Me' project in the North East of England which took place in 2020. The scheme was designed to help support people who left prison during treatment and facilitate effective follow-up and assertive outreach in the community with people once they had been released. It builds on The Hepatitis C Trusts peer support work, which involves a 'Follow Me' programme in which people are supported as they undertake treatment. The pilot has now been rolled-out across England, meaning that all prisons can refer patients who may be released during their treatment for follow-up later.
North East, England