January 29, 2020
We are a Christian organisation that offers mentoring support to people with convictions (of all faiths or none) as they make the transition from prison back into the community of Bristol. The project recruits, trains and supports volunteers from local Christian communities to become mentors. We have a regular staff presence in HMPs Bristol, Eastwood Park and Portland, but also receive referrals from elsewhere. Our criteria for working with someone is that they are 1) motivated to make positive changes in their life, 2) willing to give up their time to meet with a mentor, and 3) that Probation agree that they are suitable and do not pose a risk to our volunteers. We are happy to receive referrals from anyone, and will also take referrals for people who are already in the community. We try to introduce a mentor(s) before release, and offer gate pickup whenever possible. We also have a strong network of churches across our area who welcome ex-offenders, should this be wanted.
Sixty-One, St Agnes Church, Thomas Street, City of Bristol, BS2 9LL, United Kingdom
Help Line No.
0117 403 7905
Work Tel. No.
0117 403 7905
No. of Paid Staff
No. of Volunteers
Does the organisation involve volunteers with experience of the criminal justice system?
Primary Field of Work
Mentoring & befriending
Custody or Community
Voluntary and Community Sector
South West | Bath and North East Somerset UA | Bristol, City of UA | Somerset | West Somerset | South Gloucestershire UA | Swindon UA
Fields of Work
Employment | Faith | Finance, benefits & debt | Housing & homelessness | Mental health | Mentoring & befriending | Peer support | Personal development | Resettlement | Training | Volunteering
Ashfield | Bristol | Bullingdon | Eastwood Park | Erlestoke | Guys Marsh | Leyhill | Oakwood | Portland | Send