Ex-offenders often struggle to find accommodation or employment. After years in prison they may be fearful of life outside. Support is vital if they are to rebuild their lives. Finding that support and encouragement can be difficult!
Making Connections is an HMP Send Chaplaincy programme, run by volunteers, and accredited by the Mentoring & Befriending Foundation. It:
- Encourages women to prepare for parole, and to develop plans for life beyond prison, signposting them to resources, developing their problem solving skills and building confidence
- Arranges transport to get them safely to their destination
- Develops partnerships with other organisations in the community and makes referrals to provide ongoing community-based mentoring.