A book called 'Prison on an L plate - A beginners guide for the first timer' by Dan Angelino, priced £1.99 on Kindle, tells you all you need to know from the moment of arrest, through the whole prison sentence and release, from a very honest ex-offender. This book is well written (if you can accept the odd spelling mistake and bad grammar) but is an invaluable source of information for anyone who wants to know the inside story.
Drugs & Alcohol
The definitive guide to support and services in Reading. (Warning - the 16 Mbyte file may take a while to download.)
local charity offering time-limited housing related support to help people within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to avoid homelessness and achieve independence.
(Wycombe and Aylesbury offices) provides advice, information, assessment and counselling to anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol or drug use, plus training and education on drug/alcohol issues to other agencies and professional groups.
Assists and supports people with substance misuse issues, identifying appropriate programmes to address their needs. Information on harm reduction, services in the locality and how to get referral to detox. Arrest referral 7 days a week.
Self supporting, non-profit organisation with a Christian basis
Champions the rights of people living with HIV and related health conditions. Support for people to come to terms with an HIV diagnosis; manage complex treatment regimens; and through practical support such as accessing hardship funds. They have groups which allow people living with HIV to meet others, and talk openly about HIV in a safe and supportive environment and build lifelong support networks.
Confidential advice, assistance and signposting in relation to all forms of drugs
A community based service which meets the needs of drug users in Milton Keynes. A modular Structured Day Care Programme is available, lasting 12 weeks, during which members participate, primarily through group work, in a range of social, educational and personal development activities. The aim is to enable individuals to fulfill their potential.
The Bungalow, Cripps Lodge, Broadlands, Netherfield Milton Keynes, MK6 4JJ. Provides information, counselling, prescribing clinic, detoxification and referral to residential rehabilitation. Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.