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Community Reintegration project

Assisting female prisoners/offenders in Birmingham and Sandwell to: Reintegrate into their communities on release from prison• Maintain contact with their children and families •Promote access to learning opportunities and employment.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135026)

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

On 7 Jan 2011 the number of women in prison in England and Wales stood at 3,982. Women prisoners are often inadequately prepared for release •Home Office research found that 41% of women in prison did not have accommodation arranged on release. •Around one-third of women prisoners lose their homes, and possessions whilst in prison.•Over half the women in prison have suffered domestic violence and one in three has experienced sexual abuse.•66% of women in prison have dependent children under 18

Solution

The project will work in partnership with organisations working with this client group and provide the following services:•Life Skills workshops consisting of: Confidence, esteem building; stress management; positive relationships •Signposting clients to training and employment providers.•One to one support•Advocacy and advice Safe Accommodation•Counselling•Money/debt advice•Access to legal advice through partnership arrangements •Befriending•Support Group•Act as referees for social landlords