Losing a home, job and connections with family are frequent side effects of a prison sentence.
Accessing these things helps a person adjust back to normal life upon release and prevents the likelihood of re-offending. However, many ex-offenders face huge difficulties in doing so.
This is where Peer Assist from charity St Giles Trust can help. It provides free, confidential over-the-phone and online help to ex-offenders and their families across the UK.
If you are an ex-offender who needs help, or a friend or family member of one, contact Peer Assist on Freephone 0808 801 0600 or via the Peer Assist website www.peerassist.org.uk.
Jenny Agutter OBE
St Giles Trust, Georgian House, Camberwell Church Street London SE5 8JB
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