Offenders & Family Support

Agencies providing advice, support and information

Apex Trust
01744 612 898

Helpline for ex offenders, prisoners, probation staff and employers. Cover a range of issues that affect ex-offenders seeking employment including when a conviction becomes spent, how to find local sources for help, information about the Criminal records Bureau and how to disclose a criminal record to an employer.

Families Outside:
0800 254 0088
Helpline for families affected by imprisonment.

Langley House Trust:
03330 035 025

To spread and sustain Christianity among men and women who are ex-offenders or who have been or who are at risk of committing a criminal offence. Provides resettlement support for ex offenders working towards crime free independence and reintegration into society. Residential projects including drug rehabilitation centres, women’s projects and a new homeless project, along with associated move on facilities and floating support services, provide a range of supported accommodation and are able to work with those who are hard to place and who have special needs.

0300 123 1889

Information and advice for prisoners, ex-offenders, their families and friends.

Offenders' Families Helpline: 0808 808 2003
Information and support for families who have come into contact with the criminal Justice System as a result of a family member’s offending behaviour. Interpreting/translation services are available for those whose first language is not English.

Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group (POPS)
POPS aims to provide a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purples of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release. POPS are currently contracted to deliver the Offenders' Families Helpline.

Prisoners' Families and friends Service:
0808 808 3444

Advice and information for prisoners friends and relatives. Volunteer befriending service for prisoners’ families in some area of Inner London

Prison Fellowship England and Wales:
020 7799 2500

Supporting, through 160 local groups, prisoners, ex offenders and families. Run programmes intending to change prisoners behaviour and attitudes, work outside prison with released offenders and prisoners families including practical support for those families.

Re-Unite was developed to demonstrate that mothers and children who have been separated by imprisonment can be successfully reunited and indeed, thrive when obstacles are removed and when timely support is provided. Re-Unite aim to be the most effective programme in England and Wales for reuniting and resettling families when a mother is released from prison. Re-Unite is run by established charities already at the heart of their communities and offers a tried and tested package of support and housing to ensure that mothers and children start to live healthy, stable, crime-free lives.

Revolving Doors Agency:
020 7407 0747
Provide support to people with mental health problems through work with the police and criminal justice system.

Promote community involvement in the care and resettlement of offenders and young people at risk.

01634 247350

email: advice@unlock.org.uk
Independent award winning charity which provides information, advice, training and advocacy dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal convictions.

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