We aim to improve the quality of life for those who are marginalised by language and culture by increasing awareness of the prison system and their rights by enabling them to access and exercise these rights. We provide a wide range of services to BMER (Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugees) and foreign nationals in UK prisons, and our goal is to ensure that the client’s transition from prison back into the community is as smooth as possible. For those wanting to return to their countries of origin, we provide them with information and assistance they need to do this smoothly.
Our role is to facilitate our clients in re-building their lives and reducing the cycles of re-offending.
Head of Prisons and Community
0207 123 1234 ext 4125
Our CEO Adrienne, Head of International Resettlement and Services to Those Detained Donna and Project Worker Seika travelled to Nigeria between 26th February and 10th March this year. The aim of this visit was inform our work with Nigerian clients and help us deliver our services more effectively and improve on the level of support […]
We are moved by the encouraging feedback from our clients attending a range of sessions and workshops we offer in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre: “This session has really help me a lot, to build up my confidence, my self-esteem, and I am also looking forward to the goals that I want to achieve in […]
Our International Resettlement team were pleased to receive a positive mentioning in a recent report from Heathrow IRC in Harmondsworth: The charity Hibiscus Initiatives provided support to many detainees before release or removal and the local visitors’ group was active and well supported. Read the full report here
We wanted to say a big thank to Rachel Long, our collaborator and an outstanding poet and founder of Octavia, a Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour. In the last few months she has delivered wonderful poetry workshops for our clients in HMP Peterborough. Thank you Rachel! Read more about Rachel Long and Octavia […]
Our Women’s Centre is a women-only space, in which a range of activities take place, such as ESOL class, IT classes, Yoga, wellbeing sessions and art therapy sessions. About the opportunity: To deliver a weekly (8-week) course in basic learning and computer skills to Hibiscus Initiatives – foreign national women affected by the criminal justice […]
This report presents a summary of the number of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking referred in to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in 2017
To celebrate International Women’s Day and the Women’s History Month of March, our Project Workers facilitated workshops for women in HMP Downview and HMP Peterborough. The women were contributing their wonderful ideas and inspiring thoughts for our topic ‘Phenomenal Women’.