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
Closing date: 5pm, 29th April 2013 We’re looking for someone with conviction… Working in our close-knit office, you will provide information, advice, support and advocacy through our helpline (via telephone, email, letter and online forum), maintain and develop our online information hub, and work with colleagues to develop new and innovative services to meet the
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As many of you will have seen, our online forum has been offline for the last couple of weeks. This was so that we could make a few changes to the way that it works. More details of the changes are available here. We had aimed to get it back online by yesterday (Tuesday 19th
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
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
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.
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
What lies at the heart of an effective relationship between the voluntary and community sector and government?
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).
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.
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
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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Commenting on the launch today by the Recruitment & Employment…
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Unlock, an independent charity for people with convictions, has…
- Unlock speaks on Three Counties Radio regarding magistrates with criminal records Posted on: Sep 6th, 2018
Unlock's Christopher Stacey speaks to BBC Three Counties radio…
- Our submission to the government's call for evidence on the employment of people with convictions Posted on: Aug 31st, 2018
Today we have submitted our written response to the government's call…