We are passionate about preventing re-offending and encouraging positive rehabilitation for our service users.
Freedom Support Network is a Charity organisation whose primary purpose is to support BAME women ex-offenders after release from prison; to help them reintegrate back into society. We intend to run the project for about a year. We shall provide support services such as counselling; coaching; training (personal development skills such as confidence; self-awareness workshops; etc); and advisory and sign-posting services to BAME women. According to our findings; BAME women are being discriminated against throughout the justice system. BAME women face discrimination in many aspects of life; including employment; housing; and social support. This is often compounded by gender and racial biases, making it difficult for BAME women ex-offenders to reintegrate into society and achieve stability. However; with our programmes we are working to improve BAME women ex-offender families' well-being and quality of life and potentially reduce social inequality in society.
Freedom Support Network
Our main objective.
Our main objective is to provide support services such as counselling, coaching, training (personal development training and teaching of vital soft skills such as confidence building, self-awareness workshops, etc), advisory and sign-posting services to women of colour generally, and shine the light of leadership in them.
With our Women Ex-offenders programme, we work with women 18 years and above, in London and the Southeast. Our services do not include any therapeutic remedies.
Our services are mostly rendered virtually via telephone, video calls or other online means, except for our in-person workshops and training activities.
Why we started
The organisation started as a way to help other immigrants in the UK who have gone through the criminal justice system and are looking to live differently and better their lives, realise their potential, and pursue their dreams. This is because this group of women are of a higher proportion in prison, due to crimes associated with their economic status, immigration and poor understanding of how the UK system works. For this reason, we have set up our charity to provide support, guidance and training to them, so that they can impact their families and communities. We also work with the ethnic minority groups to prevent crimes and offences that may arise from the above stated reason and also prevent re-offending.
By providing free coaching, counselling and training programmes to our service users, they will gain the knowledge and clarity they need to navigate their way in the UK, so that they can make the most of the opportunities around them.
Areas/Issues we address
Diversity & Inclusion
Career /Professional development