Providing support to offenders

New Leaf provides help and support to offenders who plan to resettle in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire including Milton Keynes. Through mentoring, we aim to help people re-settle effectively, and address successfully any issues and challenges they have. Our aim is to reduce re-offending and to help people to fulfil their potential.


Keep up to date with New Leaf

Welcome to the New Leaf website, we hope you find the contents of interest. If you'd like to keep up to date with the the latest project news, views and events, why not follow us on social media too? You can 'like' us at, 'follow' us on Twitter @NewLeafProject1, or on linkedin at Thames Valley Partnership - New Leaf Project. Why not also subscribe to our new monthly email newsletter by clicking the 'Newsletter' heading on this  page    


Community Packs boost from Harvest Festival

Our thanks to Holy Trinity Church in Aylesbury for the generous donation of £125 and an amazing amount of items for our Community Packs from their recent Harvest Service. The packs,  full of essential and useful items, are given to New Leaf mentees on their day of prison release and are always gratefully received  


'Grow Your Tenner' campaign now closed

Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner matched funding initiative is now closed with the full £250.000 allocated to local charities and community groups.

A huge thanks to everyone who pledged  to New Leaf throughout the campaign. Donations are now being processed as normal at 


New Leaf shop now live on eBay

We have recently launched our eBay shop and need your unwanted or unloved clothes or bric-a-brac to sell! Remember, any donated garments that we can give to our mentees will go into our clothing bank. Any clothing that is too worn to give out or sell we will aim to up-cycle through our new social enterprise. We are delighted to have received 100% positive feedback from our first two purchasers and currently have twelve items listed for sale. Click on the homepage link to go through to the shop.


Shared by permission of the author...

" The big gates did open at last I was free

Out in the big world that once devoured me

The off licence so near but we made it feel far

'Cos I'd arranged for Carrie to pick me up in her car

This nice New Leaf lady to help me change my way

So I would be safe on my big release day

We went off to Tesco to buy a new phone

So no acquaintance could call when I was home 

We sat and drank coffee Carrie listened while I spoke

Did she hope I'd be quiet, who me? What a joke!

I'd found someone to show me a way to move on

With the help of a stranger my first battle I'd won

I then met my mentor who was equally as great

A tower of support that I've grown to rate

It was more than a lift so a beer I didn't buy

It's ongoing support so a new life I try

A month now has passed numerous times have we met

Achieving, believing on that I can bet

It's all down to New Leaf they help me to see

I'm not just an addict....I'm Helen, I'm FREE!"