Thanks for your response.
I'll have a proper look at the links again tomorrow when I'm fresh.
I haven't just looked at the online modules but are going through them in detail with my therapist - although a long way off from getting through them. I have spoken with LFF on three occasions. Two within a couple of weeks of being arrested in which they were fine and recommend/advised I was suitable for their Inform+ course. The third wasn't such a great experience - in the middle of the first and only panic attack I've ever had and having no one to talk to called them for advice. The impression I came away with (after calming down and time had passed) was that they(/the operator who picked up the phone that day) expected that I should be calling them regularly and was majorly annoyed that I hadn't been. Life happened since then and I'd begun to think about it again in the last couple of weeks - the key question being....Is the Inform+ course the same as the modules or is it different - do you remember?
Re going in to custody I've learnt a lot from various websites. Might be time to look again but here's the main things I noted down.
Pack a bag for sentencing (would not have known to do this if I hadn't had time to research)
- Clothes (no black or white,
- tshirts x 10
- socks x 10
- pants x 10
- jumper (x2)
- jeans? (not dark or black)
- good towel x 2
- flannel x 2
- toothbrush (electric or manual?)
- trackies x 2
- several books?
- shaver (non rechargeable batteries or mains powered)
- decent amount of cash for prison account
Power of attorney (for best friend - if he is still around after I tell him and happy to help)
How to end tenancy while still in non break period?
Gas readings and get out of my name
Water reading and get out of my name (and how to get credit back since it's in credit when inside)
Electricity reading and get out of my name (and hot to get credit back since in credit when inside)
Bank account access (give to friend in case needed??)
Other things to consider
Mobile - auto topup to keep number while inside??
I've also made a list of most (or maybe all) of what I own with either store, donate, sell, give to friends or throw away (not that I have a lot of possessions to begin with). I'll be planning to get everything packed up and squared away in this regard - either storing at my friends house or more likely in a storage unit (need to work out if this is worth the cost or not....but I'd imagine starting all over again from scratch at the other side is mildly annoying to say the least).
That's as far as I got when I was researching what things I need to consider. I'm sure there is plenty I've probably missed so any advice on that front will be appreciated.
The one other thing I remember is something about rule 47 (or 49) - VPU - upon entry to prison. Might be time I refreshed on all the bits of info I gathered from various places I think.