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Reset is a Big Lottery funded support service that assigns volunteer mentors to work within Kent & Medway prisons or approved hostels: supporting ex-prisoners who will be resettling within Kent & Medway.

Reset is a Big Lottery funded volunteer led mentor service that identifies and caters for the needs of the individuals being released from prisons and resettling in Kent.

Every individual's experience of release is unique and thus we aim to provide a service that reflects the challenges that they face during reintegration to the community.

We work in partnership with existing agencies to help prisoners and ex-prisoners become valued members of society. The initiative was developed in response to the challenges faced by many ex-prisoners when they tried to begin a new life after release from prison and to the high level of interest from numerous community organisations in helping with resettlement.

Where we work:

  • In prisons and probation hostels (before release)
  • Through the gate (on release)
  • Within the community (after release)

Reducing re-offending:

Research shows that re-offending can be reduced if, on release, prisoners get help with recurring problems such as homelessness, drug addiction and unemployment. Reset aims to offer a range of support and guidance including:

  • Accommodation and Support Education
  • Training and Employment
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Finance, Benefits and Debt
  • Children and Families
  • Attitudes, Thinking and Behaviour.

Reset aims to connect with and complement existing services. We have established strong links with Police, Kent, Sussex & Surrey CRC, the National Probation Service and the Prison Service.

To find out more information about Reset and the services we provide visit our website by clicking here.

Please click here for our Reset Referral Form.

Email: reset@kenwardtrust.org.uk or call us on 07475 521854.

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