Sussex Prisoners’ Families reaches into the criminal courts, communities and prisons of Sussex to connect prisoners’ families with practical advice, emotional support and to each other. They raise awareness about the impact of family imprisonment and provide training to professionals on supporting families with a friend or family member in the criminal justice system.
Fresh Youth Perspectives was established in 2018 when a group of mums of Black and minority ethnic children living in Brighton got together to start a discussion between parents and carers, their children and local services about the wellbeing of young people. Fresh Youth Perspectives believes that by encouraging parental involvement and educating services about the needs of excluded young people, we can make a positive change to young people’s lives.
The Social Interest Group provides person-centred social and health care solutions. Utilising strength-based models of working, it specialises in rehabilitating and supporting people who have complex needs.
Sussex Pathways provides volunteer key worker services for prison leavers, as well as rehabilitation support within prisons and a restorative justice service that works pre and post-release with people who have committed crimes and victims.
Prisoner University Partnerships at the University of Westminster supports people in prison who are disadvantaged by a lack of higher education provision. This ongoing project involves an academic mentoring scheme, in which lecturers are matched with prisoners studying for social science degrees, and five prison-based learning programmes.
Pathways to Independence supports homeless people across Medway and Kent.
Browns Community Services focuses on breaking trans-generational cycles and transforming the lives and wellbeing of socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people with complex and multiple needs.
Making it Out CIO is a local charity based in Portslade, Brighton and Hove. Making it Out has been set up to enable people, who are at risk of committing crime without support, to begin to change their current situation through regular engagement in creative making activities.
Abandofbrothers works with young men involved in the criminal justice system, providing them with the support they need to make the transition to an adulthood free of crime, and filled with a sense of belonging, connection and purpose.