CFO3 - Employment Programme

HMPPS CFO3 - Employment programme for hard to reach groups.

As part of the HMPPS CFO3 programme Women in Prison is able to provide intensive support to disengaged and socially excluded women affected by the criminal justice system and help them to engage with education and training courses and find employment.

The programme also helps women to address issues such as drug and alcohol dependency, family breakdown, homelessness and health.

Women in Prison’s CFO Case Managers will lead on the following support activities:

  • Obtaining ID
  • Securing a bank account
  • Personal development
  • Motivation training
  • Accommodation support
  • Money management training
  • Industry specific cards and certificates
  • Short courses and training
  • Placements
  • Employability training
  • Advice on disclosure for job applications
  • Self employment advice
  • In-work support

With thanks to the HMPPS CFO3 programme, which is funded by the European Social Fund, Women in Prison is able to support women in HMP Send, HMP Bronzefield, HMP Downview and HMP East Sutton Park. We are also able to continue our support into the community across South East England.

This project is in partnership and managed by Ixion in the South East and Shaw Trust in London and East of England and is funded for five years.