Ayrshire Housing Advice & Information Service

Aspire2Access provides Type 1 & 2 Housing Information and Advice to prisoners from Ayrshire residents in HMP Kilmarnock, HMP Barlinnie and HMP Greenock, to identify and address any housing needs. The Service is delivered by staff based in HMP Kilmarnock who are qualified to Scottish Government Homepoint Standard II.

The outcomes to be achieved by the service are:

  • To enable the prisoner to deal effectively with their housing issues on entry to prison.
  • To prevent homelessness on release from prison.
Areas of Housing Information & Advice covered:
  • Address current or former rent arrears
  • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Repairs
  • Housing Options
  • Eviction
  • Anti Social Behaviour
  • Homelessness
  • Private Sector Renting
  • Security of Tenure
  • Statutory Tenancy Rights
  • Welfare rights with regard to Scottish Welfare Fund
For more information on this service please contact:
Nicola Young - Manager
Email: NYoung@aspire2access.org.uk