We mentor prisoners who are due to be released from HMP Wandsworth. We match them with a volunteer who gets to know them in prison, meets them at the gate and supports them as they resettle back into society.
What we do
The aims of the charity are to encourage men to become crime-free, to support them to break the cycle of re-offending and to make communities safer. We do this by:
identifying men before release who would like to make changes and who would benefit from our support
mentoring them through the challenges they face
supporting men with training, signposting to partner agencies and long term engagement
providing relevant training and support to volunteers so they can act as effective mentors
engaging communities to recruit volunteers, inviting local giving and engendering a more positive attitude toward ex-prisoners
MAP Project (Members After Prison) is a group that meets weekly. It is for men who want to stay out of prison and keep out. The group is run by the men themselves who become positive influences on each other provide mutual support. There is a monthly activity such as a visit to a museum, or a boat trip. The men take it in turns to cook healthy meals and the venue is located in central London.
The group aims to reduce isolation and to be a strong community for the men to belong to. The group is dynamic and the agenda is set by the men themselves. The only criteria is that you have spent time in custody and are serious about wanting to stay out of prison. If you would like to find out more please contact
Please consider making a financial contribution to the work that we do. We are a small charity without large overheads and whatever you give will go far.
In 2018 we supported 213 men, of these we mentored 39 people who were met at the gate.
£40 will provide a resettlement package which includes a mobile phone, an oyster card, and breakfast on the day of release.