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On the out – Free services and support for ex-prisoners

If you’re an ex-prisoner you can probably put yourself in our shoes when we were released. And we can put ourselves in yours.

You and we both know what it’s like to step out of the gate and onto the street for maybe the first time in years. The fear in the gut. The not knowing who to turn to for things like help with housing, or getting your benefits. Or enrolling with a G.P. Or fighting an addiction.

Then there’s the loneliness. The lack of structure and daily routine. The not knowing how people will treat you when they learn you’ve got a record.

We know because we’ve been there. And because we’ve been there we know how to help. We understand, deep inside, what it’s like to face life back on the outside.

And we also know you’ve got grounds for hope.

We know, because we’re proof of it, that a difficult past doesn’t have to spoil your future.

If you’re an ex-prisoner in need of some practical support, or just a bit of friendship from people who’ve stood where you stand and who speak your language, please get in touch. We’re ready to support you in whatever way we can.

Reform Radio – Love For The Streets


Manchester based Reform Radio asked On the Out to explain a little around their work within the community. The interview explains why we are different and what we do. Mike from On the Out shares his story, and some of the events which brought him to where he is now.


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