Gibran UK - Our Story

Our core values at Gibran are:-
  • Valuing people
  • Continually striving for excellence
  • Responding to individual needs
  • Helping people move out of the criminal justice system
  • Developing creative solutions.
Our recruitment process ensures that the people we recruit share our values and determination to deliver excellent support for ex-offenders and other people in the criminal justice system.

What does Gibran(UK) deliver?

1-2-1 Support. Our support services are delivered both in the community and in custodial settings. We also visit the 2 main local female prisons (HMP Styal in the North and HMP Eastwood Park in the South) as well as HMP and YOI Parc and HMP Cardiff. We have plans to deliver support in all of the prisons where Welsh prisoners are held.
Peer Mentoring Support; Research demonstrates, and we know from years of experience, that peer mentors are a powerful ‘agents for change’. Our team of peer mentors support ex-offenders with their resettlement issues and are inspirational role models, demonstrating that change is possible given the right support. We also deliver ‘virtual’ peer mentoring and online ex-offenders support, encouraging people to use ICT as a communication tool.
Specialist Support; All staff have generic resettlement skills; however, we also have specialist skills on offer for people with serious issues such as Housing, Debt and Mental Health problems.
Advocacy and Representation: We help people to access their entitlement to housing benefits; we can also provide support to help deal with bailiffs, as well as for court hearings and /or meetings with Social Services in relation to child custody matters.
We are independently funded by a range of sponsors who value and support our work.

Big Lottery Grant Programmes:
Stepping Stones, Research Grants (upskilling the third sector to undertake academic research), Innovation, People & Places.

We have also secured funding from:-
The Waterloo Foundation, Esmee Fairbain, Newgrove Trust, Welsh Government to support International Women’s Day 2013 & 2014, NIACE Adult Learners Week.

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