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Section 7: Support in prisons

7.1  Care and support for people in prisons

The council will be responsible for assessing the care and support needs of adults in custody or prison in South Gloucestershire and deciding if they are at a level where they need help. If someone has eligible needs the council will agree their care and support plan with them and arrange for services to meet their needs. Care and support in the prisons can come from healthcare, volunteers, other prisoners, or staff who are paid to provide care and support.

If someone’s needs are not at a level where they can be given council help we can provide them with information about what can be done to meet or reduce their needs and what other support is available.