Bounce Back

A charity and social enterprise focussed on training and employment of ex-offenders. To be eligible people need to:

  • Be a serving sentence prisoner, released within the last 3 months, still on licence
  • Be returning to greater London release
  • Have a desire to pursue a career in painting and decorating

W: http://bouncebackproject.com

T: 020 7735 1256


Caring For Ex-Offenders

Aims to reduce reoffending by reintegrating ex-offenders into society through the local church.  They provide people attending local churches with training and advice to enable them to support ex-offenders to live transformed lives. Offer mentoring, befriending and practical support.

W: https://caringforexoffenders.org

E: info@caringforexoffenders.org

T: 020 7052 0332


The NACRO Resettlement Advice Service provides extensive advice to people with criminal records on the law, employment issues and more.

W: https://www.nacro.org.uk/resettlement-advice-service/

T: 0300 123 1999

E: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Only Connect

A crime prevention charity providing a positive community – including training, support and creative opportunities – for young people at risk, prisoners and ex-offenders.

W: http://www.onlyconnect.london

A: 1 Commonwealth Avenue, London W12 7QR

T: 0208 743 5830

E: info@onlyconnectuk.org

People Arise Now

People Arise Now (PAN) is a charity which provides rehabilitative support to ex-offenders and stabilising support to families affected by the stigma of crime.

W: http://www.peoplearisenow.org.uk

T: 020 7952 1245 (Monday – Friday from 09:00-17:00)

E:  info@peoplearisenow.org.uk

Prisoners’ Families Helpline

Offers lots of information about what to expect if a member of your family is arrested, has to go to court, or is remanded in custody.

W: http://www.prisonersfamilies.org

T: 0808 808 2003


Independent charity which provides information, advice, training and advocacy, dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal convictions.

W: http://www.unlock.org.uk

T: 01634 247350 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)
Text: 07824 113848

E: advice@unlock.org.uk

Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea

VCKC is the central hub for volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea – working to recruit and place volunteers across the borough.

The service provides a specific resettlement programme ‘InsideOut’ to help integrate people with convictions back into the local community. They are happy to support offenders and ex-offenders with mental health issues, including; personality disorders, depression, PTSD, or any issues affecting well-being such as social isolation, unemployment, stress and domestic violence.

W: www.vckc.org.uk

A: 1 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XC

T: 020 8960 3722

E: andrew.croxford@vckc.org.uk