EOS is a CIC, run by ex-prisoners, for prison leavers. They provide high quality, long-term support to prison leavers to allow them to re-establish themselves in the community through gaining access to education, training and employment.
Beam is a social enterprise that delivers tailored 1-2-1 support to people in prison or on probation to progress them into secure employment and housing. Beam’s proven model – which combines person-centred 1-2-1 support, the lived experience of their caseworkers, and the power of their innovative technology, has enabled 97% of their service users to maintain desistance. Since their founding in 2017, they have supported over 1,000 people to achieve high-quality employment and housing, despite being out of work for 5 years on average. Their comprehensive in-work and tenancy sustainment support has ensured 86% of their service users sustain employment for over 3 months and 96% sustain tenancies for over 6 months.
Att10tive brings communities together and runs social justice campaigns. They oversee community scrutiny panels and deliver workshops on a range of topics.
YCG Trust has been set up to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to achieving the effective reintegration of serving prisoners and prison leavers and reducing rates of reoffending in the community following release (through support with their sentence planning and progression, mentoring, education, training, employment, accommodation and other support needs whilst in custody and following release).
The Tax Academy works with people in prison helping them with their tax affairs prior to release. This includes dealing with outstanding self-assessment tax returns, appealing tax penalties, preparing them with HMRC for self-employment on release etc. The Tax Academy have dealt with over 3,000 prisoner tax cases since 2014, and have been appointed to the HMRC Voluntary Sector Tax Resolution Service and the HMRC Individuals Stakeholder Forum.
The Hardman Trust focuses on the needs of people serving long sentences as they leave prison. It provides practical and financial support into work and training, and ongoing one-to-one support on release to support resettlement. It also produce the Hardman Directory, a book outlining sources of support for people leaving prison.
Changing Lives believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their potential. With experts in working with people experiencing the most challenging of circumstances, providing holistic support to help people to go on to lead happy, fulfilling lives, Changing Lives works across four – often interconnected – areas to address the most common causes of social exclusion and long-term deprivation: Housing and Homelessness, Addiction and Recovery, Women and Children, and Employment and Training.
Entrepreneurs Unlocked helps individuals develop their skills to become their own boss and lead crime-free lives.
For many people whose career prospects may be limited due to their criminal record entrepreneurship and self-employment could be the best pathways to a better life.
Growing Futures UK was founded in 2013 by Desmond Brown to work with disadvantaged communities in Bristol, the South West and beyond. In 2016 Growing Futures UK became a C.I.C. with Beaula McCalla coming on board as a director. So from the directors to mentors its staff are trained and DBS checked along side yearly training in safeguarding. Its board, trustees and staff are committed to providing bespoke and tailored programmes, resources and educational opportunities for our communities. Growing Futures UK works with schools, learning providers and community groups.
Food Behind Bars is the UK’s only Registered Charity dedicated to transforming the food served in British prisons. It works with prisons on the subject of food – to improve the lives of those eating it and support the people making it. Its aim is to positively impact the health and wellbeing of prisoners, by delivering practical food-based education, promoting healthy eating and designing exciting food and drink initiatives.
Its projects and activities cover every aspect of food, cooking, eating and hospitality. Food Behind Bars works with prisons on a bespoke basis, co-designing original initiatives that enable prisons to champion wholesome, tasty and exciting food. Its work is shaped around each unique establishment and united by our philosophy of wholesome food for everyone in society.
DWRM Consultants partners with universities to support delivery of higher education in prisons and when people are released.
Cranstoun believes in empowering people and empowering change. It is a social justice and harm reduction charity. Cranstoun works across the areas of substance use, criminal justice, domestic abuse, housing and young people. Its criminal justice work is evidence-informed and supported by its expertise in substance use and domestic abuse and the benefits of a trauma-informed response. Cranstoun believes in creating whole system change, providing the right intervention at the right time and reaching people where they are at.
Innovation Unit works to provide systems change for the public sector; growing and scaling the boldest and best innovations that deliver long-term impact for people, address persistent inequalities, and transform the systems that surround them. Innovation Unit’s innovation and impact formula combines decades of practical experience with recent research, to help partners design new solutions, implement them successfully and take them to scale for greater impact.
Recre8now combines psychology and performance to deliver creative drama workshops and programmes for young people (aged 10-25 years) who have offended, and those who are at risk of offending. The programmes offered by Recre8now are unique forms of rehabilitation work in which participants’ perspectives are proactively challenged, helping individuals to reintegrate into society.
Humankind is committed to reducing deprivation and exclusion and to improving people’s wellbeing. Its specialist services include substance use, clinical, employment training and education, housing services, housing support and health, young people and families services.
Odd Arts is a theatre organisation that works within criminal justice, health and community settings. It uses theatre to reduce risk and inequalities and increase opportunities for people facing the greatest level of discrimination, disadvantage and barriers. It does this through therapeutic theatre workshops, performance workshop tours and community-led social action projects using the arts.
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is a social policy research organisation that focuses on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Its policy priorities are mental health, education and criminal justice. Working with communities impacted by systemic racism, ROTA helps create the policies and practices to tackle inequality.
The New Horizon Youth Centre is a day centre for 16 to 24-year-olds who find themselves homeless or needing help, whether due to family breakdown, domestic abuse, poverty, experiences of violence, or war and persecution in their home country.
LandWorks is an independent charity based in South Devon that provides a supported route into employment and the community for people in prison, or at risk of going to prison.
Working Chance helps women with convictions to develop the confidence, skills and self-belief they need to overcome any barriers to their employment, find jobs and build careers.