HMP Dovegate TC has one of only three TC+ communities in the prison system, and is co-commissioned by the NHS and NOMS.
The TC+ community is called ‘Venture’. It is a 20 bed community for prisoners with learning disabilities who have an IQ between 60-80. It is based upon the same principles of a regular TC but contextualised for the LD population. It utilises semi structured and unstructured groups and adopts a multi modal approach to group delivery, using audio and visual aids.
Creative methods are also used such as role play, art materials and cue cards.
TC+ is a longer process than mainstream TC, taking a minimum of three years. Assessment for TC+ takes place on the Community.