Shelter Stories

Bridging the Gap; Prisoners and Resettlement Staff
For John entering prison for the first time was a very hard and sobering experience. His loss of freedom was the hardest thing to come to terms with. Working as a Peer Mentor for Shelter was one of the best choices he has made.

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Working as a Peer Mentor at Askham Grange Open Prison
Rena is currently one of two Peer Advisors for Shelter at Askham Grange Open Prison for women. It is her job to offer support and advice when Shelter staff aren’t there. She discusses what her role involves and how it has helped her.

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A Win Win for Resettlement Staff and Prisoners
For David, working as a Shelter Volunteer for the Through the Gate service has been a win-win situation for all concerned. It has been amazing for him to see how the little things he does can have such big effects on the lives of others.

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