As a result of increased staff and voluntary resources available to our helpline, we’ve now been able to re-open our Helpline 5 days a week (it had previously been restricted to 2 days a week). As always, as a small charity, it may not always be possible for us to answer your call immediately, as

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New addition to the team

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 by

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new member of staff. As many of you will know, we’ve had quite a few changes at Unlock recently. When we announced that Chris Bath was leaving us at the end of February, we committed to investing our resources into front-line staff. This ultimately resulted in the

Unlock has today won the Guardian Charity Award for its work tackling the economic and social exclusion of reformed offenders. The charity was selected as one of five winners from almost 1,000 entries, the largest number ever received in the history of the awards. The charity focuses on the ongoing discrimination which can prevent reformed

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We win Guardian Charity Awards 2011

Thursday, 01 December 2011 by

We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as a winner at the Guardian Charity Awards 2011  Pictured (from left to right): Jane Asher (President, Arthritis Care, Parkinson’s UK and the National Autistic Society); Christopher Stacey, Julie Harmsworth and Chris Bath from Unlock; and Jonathan Pryce (Actor and Patron of Friendship Works).  “Remarkable and

Calculator to help ex-offenders

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 by

As part of the launch of our Disclosure Calculator, we sent out a newswire which was picked up by Media Trust. The article is available here.

Launch of the Disclosure Calculator

Saturday, 01 October 2011 by

This October we took to the House of Lords, armed with one Minister and two Lords, to launch the Unlock Criminal Record Disclosure Calculator. It’s a new online tool to help people determine when their conviction will be ‘spent’. The Rt Hon Lord McNally – Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice; Lord Navnit

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Our Chris Bath has written a powerful article in a fascinating publication, Civil Dialogue. The article looks at the relationship between Government and the Voluntary Sector. You can download the publication here (see page 12 for the start of the Unlock piece).

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Reformed offenders advice manager

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 by

We’ve contributed to a careers advice publication, where Christopher Stacey talks about his current role in managing Unlock’s Information & Advice Service. You can download the article here.

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Today we’ve been hosted by NIACRO, which is a charity that helps people with convictions in Northern Ireland. They asked us to visit to speak to them about the work that we do, the issues that we face, and to speak to their service user group. While we were there, we also gave an interview

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Eric Allison has written a piece in The Guardian about the difficulties that people with convictions face. It features a comment from Unlock, as well as a case study.

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Fry aids ex-offenders

Monday, 14 September 1998 by

Stephen Fry was featured in a BBC News article about his role in supporting Unlock when we were first launched in 1998.

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