Whether you've just been released from prison or have been out a while, On The Out offers practical support and advice from people who have been there themselves.
We know the barriers faced by people leaving prison and can support you through them.
We offer support to the most vulnerable, from people who have been there.
We bring the wisdom of lived and shared experience.
We do not judge or label. We counter stereotypes, stigma and discrimination.
We recognise people's unique strengths and help others to help themselves.
On the Out is an independent project run by men and women who have experienced life in prison. We know the barriers faced upon leaving prison because we have `been there`. This helps us to connect to people who need help upon release.
We know that the first day of release can be overwhelming, and that coming out with nowhere to stay can make the difference between a new life, and ending up back inside.
Our services include peer-to-peer support, practical help and advice around benefits, addiction, housing, getting ID, debt and money, family and legal issues, employment, well-being and adjusting to being out of prison.
We offer routes to develop mentoring skills, including ongoing training and accredited qualifications.
Key agencies in the Greater Manchester community support On The Out and we work with them to form a holistic package of support for people as they leave prison and adjust to life on the outside.
On The Out is a registered not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Registration no. 10308451