Assisting female prisoners/offenders in Birmingham and Sandwell to: Reintegrate into their communities on release from prison‚Ä¢ Maintain contact with their children and families ‚Ä¢Promote access to learning opportunities and employment.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135026)
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 ‚Ä¢Home Office research found that 41% of women in prison did not have accommodation arranged on release. ‚Ä¢Around one-third of women prisoners lose their homes, and possessions whilst in prison.‚Ä¢Over half the women in prison have suffered domestic violence and one in three has experienced sexual abuse.‚Ä¢66% of women in prison have dependent children under 18
The project will work in partnership with organisations working with this client group and provide the following services:‚Ä¢Life Skills workshops consisting of: Confidence, esteem building; stress management; positive relationships ‚Ä¢Signposting clients to training and employment providers.‚Ä¢One to one support‚Ä¢Advocacy and advice Safe Accommodation‚Ä¢Counselling‚Ä¢Money/debt advice‚Ä¢Access to legal advice through partnership arrangements ‚Ä¢Befriending‚Ä¢Support Group‚Ä¢Act as referees for social landlords
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