- Bounce Back – Training and employment
- Caring for Ex-Offenders – Christian support service
- Nacro – Legal and employment advice
- Only Connect – Training and employment
- People Arise Now – Rehabilitation
- Prisoners’ Families Helpline – Advice line for family members
- Unlock – Advice, training and advocacy
- Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea – Volunteering
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
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.
T: 020 7052 0332
The NACRO Resettlement Advice Service provides extensive advice to people with criminal records on the law, employment issues and more.
T: 0300 123 1999
A crime prevention charity providing a positive community – including training, support and creative opportunities – for young people at risk, prisoners and ex-offenders.
A: 1 Commonwealth Avenue, London W12 7QR
T: 0208 743 5830
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.
T: 020 7952 1245 (Monday – Friday from 09:00-17:00)
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.
T: 0808 808 2003
Independent charity which provides information, advice, training and advocacy, dealing with the ongoing effects of criminal convictions.
T: 01634 247350 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)
Text: 07824 113848
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.
A: 1 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XC
T: 020 8960 3722