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impact | sixty one

"If you hadn’t been there to meet me I really think that I would have killed myself"

Prisoner HMP Eastwood Park.

Through our work we are:​

  • Working with 83 ex-prisoners and 70 trained volunteer mentors each month  

  • Mentees we work with have a reoffending rate of just 2.4%, a 95.6% reduction compared to the national average

  • Running four community support Hubs

  • Helping a local businessman deliver a MBA Empowerment course in HMP Bristol

  • Enabling and supporting churches to be able to help people with criminal convictions

  • Supporting new rehabilitative projects being developed by churches and the local community

  • Running an annual Christmas gift project giving nearly 1,500 prisoners a bag of Christmas presents

  • Delivering a Constructive Masculinity course (exploring constructive masculinity) in HMP Bristol and in the community

  • Holding events linking the churches with our partner charities

  • Aiding partnership working between our partner charities and beyond

  • Openly sharing what with leaders in other parts of the country

  • Hosting a Bristol City-Wide Partnership with representatives from organisations working with people in prison and post-release. Chaired by Sixty-One, the group includes senior representatives from local authorities, government, voluntary, and private businesses. Its aim is to establish a joined up approach supporting prison-leavers in the three key areas to enable desistance (accommodation, employment and mentoring).


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