Life After Prison
Life After Prison




A Fairer Chance formed in September 2011 to provide specialist employment and skills interventions for ex-offenders and those classed as NEET. The organisation works in partnership with employers and the welfare system to work towards placing clients into sustainable employment.

Unlock is an independent award-winning national charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence.

As an established charity with almost 50 years of experience, Nacro has been repositioning itself as a champion of social justice which continues to put crime prevention and reduction at its core.

CGL is a criminal justice, health and social care charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and anti-social behaviour.

Humankind creates services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. We support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.

We’re a charity that brings belief, hope and long-term recovery to people whose lives have been torn apart by addiction and the multiple and complex needs that come with it. We provide residential addiction treatment to men and women. We also support women in the community who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

We work with people who need our support with their drug and alcohol use, mental health, offending behaviour, unemployment issues and people with a learning disability. We aim to inspire and empower them to discover new possibilities in their lives.

The charity provides substance misuse treatment recovery services to adults, young people and their families. We manage over 120 services across the UK, employing over 1200 staff and providing services to 30,000 persons per year.

St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage and create safer communities by supporting people to change their lives. Our services put reformed ex-offenders at the heart of the solution, training them to use their skills and first-hand experience to help others through peer-led support.

Shelter offer free, confidential and independent advice and information to people with housing related problems.

The Recycling Lives charity acts as a safety net for vulnerable and marginalised people. We offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals, with the aim of helping them back into full-time work and finding them a place to call their own.

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. Our purpose is to end homelessness by rebuilding lives through housing, education and employment services.

Housing for Women is a housing association and charity providing housing and support services for women and their families in London.

Langley House Trust works with ex-offenders, and those at risk of offending, to establish positive foundations so that they can lead crime-free lives and become contributors to society. We are a Christian charity, working with people of any faith or no faith.

Women in Prison is a national charity, dedicated to making a difference to the lives of women affected by the criminal justice system by providing holistic, women-centred support in prisons and the community in order to enable them to meet their resettlement needs and reduce the risk of re-offending. We also educate the public and policy makers about women in contact with the criminal justice system, to promote alternatives to custody and provide a voice for women’s experiences.

ADVANCE Minerva delivers advocacy and support to women who have committed crime, or young women aged 16-24yrs at risk of committing crime. We work with London CRC to support women subject to Supervision, as well as offering support to women subject to short custodial sentences, including Through the Gates work. We offer one-to-one key-work to support women experiencing issues such as debt, family breakdown, social isolation, inadequate accommodation, poor physical and mental health, substance misuse and domestic or sexual violence.

With training centres in 5 London prisons and one in the community in London, Bounce Back trains people in sought after construction industry skills. Offering an end to end solution from prison to employment we engage with trainees 6 months prior to release to help them through their journey gaining skills and qualifications that can lead to employment on release either within our painting and decorating social enterprise or with a number of construction industry partners with whom they work. Their aim is to change lives and break the cycle of crime by training people in custody for employment and a positive future.

Employment4ALL is devoted to combating the social exclusion ex offender job seekers face trying to gain employment. It was founded to provide employment opportunities with revolutionary and forward thinking employers with hiring practices, for all those with experience of disadvantage to gain employment, independence, inclusion and control over their lives.

We specialise in finding jobs in the hospitality industry for anyone who is or has been homeless, an ex-offender or a vulnerable veteran.

Switchback was established in 2008 to support young men leaving prison to live life differently: not just to stop crime, but to change the way they think about and participate in society. We are proud to have supported over 260 Switchback Trainees to make that change and lead stable, rewarding lives.

Working Chance is the UK’s only employment charity for women with convictions. With our help, no woman will be held back by her past, and will get the support, encouragement and opportunities she needs to rebuild her life and thrive.

At St Mungo’s we continue to work harder than ever to end homelessness and rough sleeping and change lives for the better. Year on year we seek to provide solutions with, and for, people who are sleeping rough or facing homelessness, putting them at the heart of what we do to help them fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Framework is a specialist provider of housing, support, treatment, mentoring & training across the East Midlands & South Yorkshire.

We connect prisons with employers to help businesses fill job vacancies and prison leavers to find employment.

Clean Slate offers a unique money guidance service for people on low incomes. We run drop-in services and virtual support (via phone and video call).

Kaleidoscope's vision is to provide life enhancing services to people in their communities. In particular we provide support to people with drug and alcohol problems, enabling them to make positive changes in their lives. At the heart of our work is respect for all.

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.

Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity based in England. CALM runs a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis.

Samaritans provides confidential emotional support to prisoners, either by telephone or face-to-face. The organisation also selects, trains and supports prisoners, known as Listeners, to offer confidential, emotional support to their fellow-inmates.

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258. Our trained volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won't appear on your phone bill.

Mental health services are provided by your GP, primary care services, and specialist care services. This includes counselling, psychological therapies, and support services. If you are experiencing bereavement, depression, stress or anxiety, you can get help from primary care or community support.

Together is a leading national charity working for wellbeing: that means we support people with mental health needs to get what they want from life and to feel happier.

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. We run services and support groups across England that change people's lives, and we challenge attitudes about mental illness. We provide expert, accredited advice and information, including free resources.