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.

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.

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.

We are Langley Trust. We help people with convictions to transform their lives. Our work prevents crime, promotes rehabilitation, and reduces the risks of re-offending. As a Christian charity working across England, we believe everyone deserves another chance.

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 use teamwork and rugby coaching courses to engage young people. We provide emotional support and guidance during each course through group discussion sessions and one-to-one mentoring relationships directed towards rehabilitation and reintegration on release from prison. We also provide long-term support to all course participants.

ADVANCE Minerva delivers advocacy and support to women who have committed crime, or young women aged 16-24yrs at risk of committing crime. We offer one-to-one key-work to support women experiencing 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.

Our Directory of Services contains information about over 800 organisations and projects working with people with experience of the criminal justice system and their families.

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.

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

Our mission is that more people leaving prison are empowered to transform their own lives, realise their potential, and escape the justice system for good. We do that through intensive programmes for people inside prison, followed by 1:1 coaching and holistic support after release for as long as required.

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.

Our programmes include restorative justice, a range of support services for victims of crime, work in the area of domestic abuse, support for the families of offenders, early interventions to support young people, mentoring for offenders resettling back into the community.

Trailblazers trains, supports and supervises volunteers who mentor young offenders aged 18-25yrs for six months inside prison and up to twelve months after release. The aims are to help the offender increase self-awareness and achieve changes in thinking, attitude and behaviour.

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.

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).

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.

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

The UK’s benefits system is very complicated. And we know it can feel overwhelming for people using it for the first time or needing to understand the implications of a change of circumstances. So, our task is to simplify the system so people can quickly find out what financial support they may be entitled to.

We have 30 years’ experience providing free, expert debt advice. We’re the UK’s only full debt support service that gives you complete flexibility. You can complete the process entirely online or switch between our online and phone service as you choose.

We are a charity and are dedicated to providing free debt advice to people across the UK.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charitable organisation, providing assistance to help lower income and socially disadvantaged people out of debt. With Debt Centres across the UK, CAP offers services including money management courses, release groups and local job clubs.

We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Our national charity and network of local charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, we want to hear about your experiences. As an independent statutory body, we have the power to make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care.

Groundswell is a charity that works with people with experience of homelessness, offering opportunities to contribute to society and create solutions to homelessness. Groundswell’s work includes using the Homeless Health Peer Advocacy service (HHPA), which supports people experiencing homelessness to address physical and mental health issues.

NHS 111 is here to make it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health.

Talk to Frank provides honest information about drugs and alcohol, advice and information about places to get help.

Shannon Trust is a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. We also work with partner organisations in the community, supporting prison leavers and others to learn to read.

Read Easy aims to provide free, confidential, one-to-one reading coaching for adults from trained volunteers, through locally-run, affiliated volunteer groups.

We provide careers information, advice and guidance. We can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career.

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity devoted to delivering adult learning within the community.

We’re experts in distance learning and online courses – we've helped over 2 million people fulfil their potential and open up their future.

Spark Inside runs coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.

POPS is a user-led organisation, supporting families through their contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) as a result of a loved one’s conviction.

Pact is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. We provide caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.

We co-create a range of interventions with and for care leavers and care experienced people across the UK.

The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.

We deliver alternative education, apprenticeships and employability programmes, justice and rehabilitation services (in prisons and in the community), gangs intervention work, emotional wellbeing and substance misuse, and children’s social care programmes.

The organisation seeks to improve conditions and treatment of prisoners and support their friends and families.

User Voice was created for and by people who have been in prison and on probation. Lived experience means we engage empathetically instead of sympathetically. We exist to reduce offending and support rehabilitation by working with the most marginalised people in and around the criminal justice system to ensure that practitioners and policy-makers hear their voices.

Revolving Doors Agency works with partners to change systems and improve services for individuals with multiple, complex needs and poor mental health who are in repeat contact with the criminal justice system.

Going Forward into Employment is a government wide scheme aimed at providing life chances for people through the provision of opportunities in the civil service.

The Irene Taylor Trust 'Music in Prisons' delivers creative music projects which focus on the creation of new and innovative music. Projects are accessible to everyone regardless of musical experience, and aim to raise the self-confidence and aspirations of men, women and young people in prisons and those in the community who may be at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

A society that acknowledges, supports, and advocates for men and non-binary people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

We are a national caseworking charity for serving and ex-service men and women and their families in times of need. We require only one day's paid service in the British Armed Forces to be eligible for our help. We try to offer emotional, practical and financial support. We have a network of trained volunteer case workers throughout the UK.

The Archer Project is a place where homeless and vulnerable people can change their lives for the better.

Refuge is the country’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence, supporting 2,800 women and children on any given day. Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation through a network of refuges throughout the country and runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

We provide physical and emotional safe spaces through one to one/group mentoring, creative expression projects, community events and educational workshops.

Aspire is an Oxfordshire based employment charity which creates and brokers accessible, meaningful work placement, training and paid employment opportunities for individuals facing complex barriers to work - including on our own social enterprises, delivering grounds and property maintenance to commercial, public and private customers.

For over 40 years, The Prince’s Trust has been working with disadvantaged young people, aged 13-30. We help them develop the skills and motivation to re-engage with society, secure employment, return to education, gain qualifications, and ultimately, become economically active.

Koestler Arts is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. We encourage people in the criminal justice system to change their lives by participating in the arts. We share their artworks with the public, so people can witness this diverse range of voices, stories and talent.

Artsadmin creates the conditions for art to explore the spaces in-between. Our work and projects explore the areas between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and the international.

We provide training, support and mentoring, and media opportunities. We work to address representation and diversity of voice in the media, finding platforms for our networks and building trusted relationships with journalists.

Our vision is to ensure the arts are used within the criminal justice system as a springboard for positive change. We provide a network to promote, develop and support high quality arts practice in criminal justice settings, influencing and informing government, commissioners and the public.

We provide writing and publishing services, which include writing for wellbeing, improving educational and career related writing skills, employability, social integration, improving mental health and tackling isolation, mentoring and editing support to get into publishing and journalism.

Whether they need a reassuring conversation, specialist mental health support, or simply the knowledge that they are not alone in how they are feeling, we will make sure that all young people get support that meets them where they're at as quickly as possible.

The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

Care after Combat is a UK based charity providing support within the Criminal Justice System for the well-being of former British Armed Forces personnel and their Families.