Looking back over the last couple of months, we’ve written up a few examples of the people we’ve helped. We hope they give a good idea of how we help people. However, more importantly than our role, we think that these examples show how people with convictions are able to overcome some of the barriers

I’m pleased to report that I’ve been selected to be part of the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group on behalf of Unlock. The group, known as RR3, exists to build a strong and effective partnership between the voluntary sector, the Ministry of Justice, and the National Offender Management Service. The group is chaired by

At Unlock, we like to think of ourselves as making good use of social media as an effective way of communicating with a range of groups of people. Yet, if we’re being honest, although we try and make regular use of Twitter and Facebook, we’ve probably neglected the role of LinkedIn, and how it might

As part of our policy and campaign work, we always have to make the case for why people with convictions should be treated fairly. An effective way of doing this is by using real stories and voices that are rarely heard. That’s why we’re looking for volunteers to help us with some work we’re doing

Today we’ve published our Summer Newsletter. The newsletter provides an update of the news at Unlock in the last three months. It’s sent to everyone who’s on our public mailing list, and we hope it’s a useful way of keeping up to date with what we’ve been up to. Download the Summer 2015 Newsletter.   

We’ve got a volunteer vacancy on our Helpline.   More details can be found here.

Now that it’s 7 years old, we are working on giving our forum a bit of an update and we want to hear from people with convictions about what an updated forum would look like, and how it would work. Complete the survey here Find out more about this work by reading a longer update we’ve

We’ve published a roundup of recent articles that have been posted on theRec0rd, our online magazine for and by people with convictions. Read the summary of new posts here.

We’re delighted to report that our Co-director, Julie Harmsworth, has been announced as the winner of the ‘Social Justice Campaigner’ award at the SMK Campaigner Awards held in London last night. The awards, run by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation and held at the House of Lords, are a celebration of people who demonstrate their commitment

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We’re always looking for ways of improving our online support and today we’re pleased to report on some positive changes that we’ve made to our Disclosure Calculator recently. As a result, we’ve already seen a 260% increase in the number of people using the tool. Christopher Stacey, Co-Director at Unlock, commented: “In the last 3 years, over

Yesterday, our Co-Director , Christopher Stacey, spoke at an event held by the Irish Penal Reform Trust, to support their campaign to introduce ‘spent convictions’ legislation in Ireland. Christopher has blogged about his visit here.

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