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The 999 Club runs two centres, both in the London area, which provide a wide range of support to vulnerable individuals; in particular, they aim to help those who have mental health problems, are suffering with drug or alcohol addiction, and those who are homeless. It has an open door policy, offering assistance in any circumstance to those who need it most.
Additionally, The 999 Club also runs a small nursery at one of its centres for the children of individuals with considerable social problems. The nursery provides a stable environment for the children, whilst allowing parents the time they desperately need to overcome these issues.
RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older prisoners, and those who have been sanctioned by the criminal justice system, in particular people over the age of 50. RECOOP works through the provision of support services, advocacy, financial advice and mentoring on issues such as employment and training, and also offer advice on housing and health. The aim is to enable older prisoners on release to take control of their lives and remain free from future involvement in the justice system, and prevent them from becoming socially excluded.
There are specific needs for the older group of prisoners, for example:
RECOOP supports and advises older people on release from prison to improve opportunities for resettlement and rehabilitation and raises awareness of the needs of older prisoners at regional and national level.
Young People in Focus supports individuals and organisations working with young people and their families to provide better services through training professionals, producing practical resources and researching and evaluating services. Young People in Focus challenge the negative stereotypes placed on young people.
This directory is an online database that allows you to search for voluntary and community organisations that work with offenders and their families in England and Wales. Organisations can be searched for through the location a person is in, the name of the organisation, a list of all organisations and there is also a general search. Listing and registering your organisation's details is free.
NSUN is an independent network of individuals and groups who have direct experience of mental health distress and/or using mental health services. NSUN aims to engage and support the wide diversity of mental health service users and survivors across England in order to strengthen their voices.
CHANGE is an organisation led by disabled people and believes that people with learning disabilities should have the same rights and choices as everybody else. CHANGE works with other people and organisations to try to make sure people with learning disabilities can have all of these things.
The National Service User Forum provides the opportunity for those who have had direct experience of mental health problems and other problems and have had contact with the criminal justice system to come together and help shape policy to improve services and help raise awareness on the issues forum members have faced.
Lists qualified/ registered counsellors and psychotherapists.
Designed to help health practitioners improve service provision for black and minority ethnic communities, the site provides a forum to access and discuss the Foundation’s evidence-based briefing papers.The Race Equality Foundation’s rapidly expanding collection of free-to-view briefing papers, resources and weblinks will help staff embed the promotion of race equality in their everyday work, providing information and good practice examples to tackle discrimination and overcome inequality.
The Centre for Mental Health works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services. We focus on criminal justice and employment, with supporting work on broader mental health and public policy.