Education

Education, Training & Employment

Aspire

Helping male and female ex-offenders in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes to secure employment, training, and education. New Leaf can refer interested clients to Aspire who have Employment & Development Workers in Oxford, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes

Building Futures

Building Futures help individuals improve employment opportunities in Buckinghamshire. They offer free support to help you choose the right path to training, work experience or a job that works for you. They help you gain new skills, including IT; Access further education courses; Identify volunteering opportunities or work placements; Get help with childcare and transport; Improve health and wellbeing; Make the right decisions about your future. New Leaf can make referrals for our clients to the Building Future team

Connection Support

Connection Support cover housing support, homelessness, isolation, money management, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Fill out the relevant referral form (for the service users location) to access support.

An insiders view to prison

A book called 'Prison on an L plate - A beginners guide for the first timer' by Dan Angelino, priced £1.99 on Kindle, tells you all you need to know from the moment of arrest, through the whole prison sentence and release, from a very honest ex-offender. This book is well written (if you can accept the odd spelling mistake and bad grammar) but is an invaluable source of information for anyone who wants to know the inside story.

Wycombe Youth Action

Organisation working with young people 13 25 through youth volunteering & positive activities. Current activities include street dance sessions (Tuesdays 5pm 7pm, cost 50p, anyone can attend) and street art sessions (Wednesdays 4pm 6pm, no cost)

WISH

Provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman's journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. WISH acts to increase women's participation in the services they receive, and campaigns to get their voice heard at a policy level. It is unique in its long-term commitment to each individual, as they move through hospitals, prison and the community

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