- 80% of the 3054 people we supported into housing last year (18/19) were helped through our prisons teams
Hussain, who is training and working as a Peer Advisor, explains it in his own words:
"Coming to prison is a daunting experience but being given the choice of how you spend your time whilst in custody can impact on one’s goals and aspirations upon release."
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Prevention, resettlement and reducing re-offending
There are currently around 85,000 people in prison and all but a few will be released one day. Prisons hold many of the most excluded people in society with multiple and complex needs. By offering advocacy, support and guidance St Giles helps people rebuild their lives - reducing re-offending and preventing future victims of crime.
Today, we work in 35 male and female prisons. Our Peer Advisor Programme was originally created in HMP Wandsworth in 2002 and remains at the core of our custodial work. The majority of Peer Advisors we train each year across St Giles embark on the qualification in prison.
- Prisoners accounted for 70% of all people who completed our Peer Advisor Programme last year (18/19)