ACT 4 WOMEN, Merseyside

ACT 4 Women is unique facility developed specifically to support women ex-offenders. The service provides fresh opportunities for women in Merseyside who are jobless, often homeless and have a criminal record to learn new skills and find employment.

A unique feature of ACT 4 Women service is the opportunity for some participants to receive special training and personal development support to enable them to be volunteer befrienders 'peer mentors' and work alongside our professional staff in delivering the service. Our Peer Mentors achieve a Level 2 Award in Peer mentoring accredited through Open Awards. Peer Mentors are key members of the ACT 4 Women team. They will pass on valuable life skills, learning, advice and advocacy support to other women ex-offenders at risk of re offending and those struggling to adapt to life on the outside.

In building women's strengths and assets our work can reduce social isolation, improve parenting and family life in general. this reduces the damaging impact of social exclusion and promotes better opportunities for children.

To find out more about the ACT 4 Women project contact the St Helens office on 01744 612898 or email

ACT 4 Women, Mersyside is a multi-funded project, receiving 3 years funding from July 2014 - September 2017 through the Big Lottery - Reaching Communities Fund. Our additional supporters and funders include John Moores Foundation, The Noel Buxton Trust, The Quadrant Group.

ACT 4 WOMEN, Halton (Cheshire CRC)

ACT 4 Women, Halton provides specialist support to women offenders who are under supervision through Cheshire Community Rehabilitation Company. Women are referred to the project via their case managers. This project is a replica of our ACT 4 Women, Merseyside project for an area which has little or no support for women offenders. For more information contact Kirsty – Advice & Guidance Officer on 07788 643877

ACT 4 WOMEN, Halton (ESF funded)

ACT 4 Women Halton is a project delivering our specialist support to women ex-offenders within the community of Halton (Widnes&Runcorn). A nine month funded project from 1st April 2017 – 31st December 2017. To find out more information or make a referral you can contact Jill – Advice & Guidance Officer on 07552 234652

CLEAR CHOICES – St Helens, Mereyside

Our specialist employability advice and guidance support forms part of a local Integrated Offender Management (IOM) team who’s aim is to jointly engage unemployed individuals who are Prolific & Priority Offenders to steer them away from crime, which is often linked to drugs/alcohol. The model of our delivery is similar to our ACT 4 Women projects with our aim to engage male PPO’s into the service and support them in achieving their goals.