Thompson House has recently been redeveloped in partnership with Helm Housing Association. It provides supported housing to offenders, where behaviour can be managed and monitored in the interests of public safety and from where permanent accommodation can be sourced.
Thompson House can accommodate up to 19 men who have been referred by the Probation Board NI as being in need of approved accommodation. Each resident is assessed and risk management plans are created and enforced for each offender for the duration of their stay. Residents are required to live positive lifestyles and engage in training and employment opportunities.
The hostel is registered with the Criminal Justice Inspectorate who undertake regular inspections. Information can be found on their website www.cjini.org
Services offered at Thompson House:
- temporary accommodation in a group living environment.
- assistance with resettlement in the community for released prisoners and others under statutory community supervision.
- advice and support in preparation for independent living.
- liaison with providers of independent accommodation to prepare for move on from the hostel.
- assistance with budgeting and personal management.
One of the key aims of Thompson House is to commend the Christian faith and way of life in an open and accepting manner.
The United Appeal assists with the funding of the Council for Social Witness, enabling the Council to support the work and Christian witness offered at this hostel.
Director: David Farrow
426-428 Antrim Road
Tel: +44 (0)28 9077 6765
Click here to download a leaflet about Thompson House.