Useful organisations

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Gov.uk - Jobs and Benefits

Information on benefits available and how to make a claim.

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Gov.uk - Emergency Housing

Information on what help may be available from your council if you are homeless and how to apply for help.

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Partners of Prisoners

Providing Support to Families of Offenders

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AFFECT: Action for Families Enduring Criminal Trauma

Support for families and friends of prisoners. Telephone listening and counselling nationwide, group meetings and face-to-face support.

tel 03003653651

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Family Lives

National Family Support Charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

tel 0808 800 2222

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Prison Reform Trust

An independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.

tel 020 7251 5070

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Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

tel 0808 800 4444

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Mind

Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

tel 0300 123 3393

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Samaritans

Provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

tel 116 123

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No More Panic

Useful advice and community support for anyone coping with anxiety and depression.

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The Hardman Directory

An online directory of places you can apply for funding to help with a range of things.

tel 01983 550355

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User Voice

Through the gate and peer support for offenders.

tel 020 3137 7471

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Business In the Community

Information on employers who have ‘banned the box’ and don’t ask you to disclose criminal convictions on job applications.

tel info@bitc.org.uk

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National Careers Service

Advice on CVs and information on jobs and courses.

tel 0800 100 900

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Clinks

An online database listing hundreds of voluntary and community organisations working with offenders and their families.

tel 020 7383 0966

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Nacro

National social justice charity who provide support with housing, education, health and general advice for disadvantaged young people and adults.

tel 0300 123 1889

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