Women's Services

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Introduction to Service

Changing Lives delivers CFO3 across the North East to women in partnership with Ingeus.  We support women involved in the Criminal Justice System to improve their employability prospects and move closer to the world of education, training and/or employment. We cover the whole of the North East including HMP Low Newton.

This project is part funded by the European Social Fund


CFO3 is a social inclusion programme co-commissioned by her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the European Social Fund for England (ESF). It tackles the barriers to effective resettlement and promotes social inclusion.

The focus of the programme is to help people move towards social inclusion and mainstream provision, turning their back on crime, undertaking supportive interventions, training and finding a job. This is achieved by facilitating access to services tailored to their individual circumstances with a strong emphasis on supporting participants into employment. Support packages may include provision of educational, training, vocational, counselling and rehabilitation services.

How to Access

Access to this service is by referral only. Referrals can be considered from any source with the agreement of the relevant custody Offender Supervisor and/or community Responsible Officer.

Are you eligible?

Participants must be over the age of 18, unemployed and legally able to live and work in the UK.

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