St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage and create safer communities by supporting people to change their lives. Our services put reformed ex-offenders at the heart of the solution, training them to use their skills and first-hand experience to help others through peer-led support.
We work in custody, through the gate and into the community, finding solutions to support offenders break the cycle and move towards social inclusion and mainstream provision. Services are delivered in prisons and CRCs throughout the country, with current programmes running in Wales, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Norfolk, Suffolk, London and the South East. We work with a wide demographic and have specific experience with particular groups including female offenders, BAME, young people and foreign national prisoners.
We provide flexible, tailor-made services which are driven by the needs presented by the people we are trying to help. Typically, this involves: helping people with and into accommodation; accessing other services to address needs such as health, substance misuse, benefits and education; improving soft skills; and providing interventions designed to increase readiness for work. We also deliver NVQL3 IAG to peer advisors in prisons.
This range of services help the 24,000 clients we work with each year overcome any barriers which might be holding them back from moving their lives forward in a positive way.