Unlock - for people with convictions

Unlock - for people with convictions

Charity information

Unlock - for people with convictions

Unlock is an independent, award-winning charity which helps people with convictions to live law-abiding lives by
- providing information and advice via a helpline and online resources
- encouraging others to be fairer and more inclusive.

In 2016/17, our helpline answered over 6500 enquiries, there were over 1. 3 million visits to our websites, over 3000 people subscribed to our online magazine, we supported 12 volunteers who worked 3200 hours and we influenced change in policies and law.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    There are over 10. 5 million people in the UK living with a previous conviction who routinely face discriminatory barriers to employment, housing, financial and other aspects of society – an impact that can, unfairly, last a life-time.

    Our vision is for a fair and inclusive society where people with convictions can move on positively in their lives.

    We are a small, peer-led organisation with nationally-recognised expertise in criminal records. Our “ear to the ground, voice at the top” approach enables us to offer practical help to individuals, identify solutions to common problems and effect long-term, large-scale change.

    What they say...

  • Aims

    Unlock - for people with convictions aims to:

    • Help people overcome the long-term disadvantages caused by their criminal convictions, and work with government, employers and others to enable people to move on positively in their lives.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1079046

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 01622 230705

    Address: UnlockMCSC, 39-48 Marsham StreetMaidstoneKent ME14 1HH

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