• Project Summary

    Centre for Criminal Appeals

      The Centre for Criminal Appeals is a legal action charity that fights miscarriages of justice and demands reform. Through investigation, litigation and advocacy, the Centre stands up for individual victims of wrongful conviction and unfair...

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  • Blog Post

    ‘I’m no criminal’ – prostitution and criminal records

    Last week nia, a women’s support organisation, published I’m no criminal, which makes a powerful case that the continued existence and disclosure of prostitution-related criminal records is ‘discriminatory, arbitrary, irrational and...

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  • Blog Post

    The Synergi Collaborative Centre It felt like quite a moment last week to be announcing the establishment of the Synergi Collaborative Centre and our partnership with Queen Mary, University of London, University of Manchester and Words of...

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  • News Story

    How can we create a system that responds to human beings?

    The answer should be simple, after all it’s in our DNA but in reality systems rather than the people who use and work within them have become the driving force behind them.

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  • Storytelling

    Society’s expectations of you shape you

    The first in the series examines the role of stigma in the lives of people who are experiencing multiple disadvantage and how the expectations family, friends and community can play a part in shaping a person’s identity.

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  • Blog Post

    Hard Edges

    12 stories. All from people who live on the hard edges of society. All from people who have faced hardship so extreme, you listen and can’t help to wonder how they are sitting in front of you today. All with aspirations. All with grievances....

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  • Project Summary

    Transforming Choice

    Provide a residential detox and rehab service for people who cannot be otherwise commissioned for because of their entrenched ill health and social disadvantage attributed to mental ill health and substance addiction.

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  • Project Summary

    Together Women

    A co-production project working with a group of young women facing severe and multiple disadvantage to enable them to design their own solutions to prevent repeated patterns of victimisation, poverty, poor mental health and exclusion.

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  • News Story

    Solutions from the Front Line

    A report launched today by a coalition of charities shows that people with multiple needs – a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, offending, and mental health problems – are not getting the support they need because policymakers...

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  • Project Summary

    Birth Companions

    To provide support for pregnant women and new mothers who are facing severe and multiple disadvantage, enabling them to give their babies the best start in life.

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