We hope that you find the following links useful. The list is not exhaustive and there are a number of great organisations that support ex-offenders. If you cannot find what you need below, do search the internet for agencies in your local area.

 

Accommodation

Hope into Action provides homes for the most vulnerable in society in partnership with local churches. 

Langley House Trust provides resettlement services for ex-offenders.

Shelter Housing Advice has a specific section providing advice for people in prison and ex-offenders.

 

Addiction Recovery

Phoenix Futures is a charity and housing association which helps people overcome drug and alcohol problems.

RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) works to help people with drug and alcohol dependence, both in prison and in the community, overcome the grip of addiction and lead lives free from drugs and crime.

 

Alpha

Alpha Prisons continues to work closely with churches across the country to build and train teams that will run Alpha in their local prisons. If you’d like to be in contact with the national Alpha Prisons team, please send them an email at [email protected].

 

Caring for Ex-Offenders

CFEO Guernsey

Connect to Community Formerly CFEO Scotland

 

COACH - Creating Opportunities And Casting Hope

COACH trains mentors to support vulnerable individuals in the community. CFEO uses COACH as part of its training.

 

Education, Employment and Training

Blue Sky employs only ex-offenders.

Working Chance supports women with criminal convictions in finding quality work with mainstream employers.

Unlock for people with convictions - provides information, advice and support.

 

Financial support services

Christians Against Poverty have nationwide debt centres.

Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, independent, confidential advice on a variety of topics.

Community Money Advice is a nationwide network of debt advice centres.

Crosslight Advice provides free debt advice available in London.

The Money Course is designed to help people explore their personal relationship with money and to take control of their finances.

 

Support organisations

BLAST Foundation equips offenders and ex-offenders and their families to prepare for reintegration into lawful society through mentoring and training.

Choices a counselling service for those facing unplanned pregnancy and child separation.

Circles UK Circles of Support and Accountability build safer communities through local volunteers working with sex offenders to minimise alienation, support reintegration and so prevent sexual reoffending.

HTB Shelter and Night Shelter provide a safe place for rough sleepers in London.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

One in Four supports people who have experienced child sexual abuse and trauma.

Prison Fellowship Prison Fellowship works through its volunteer members to support prisoners in a number of ways.