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
Statement from our Chief Executive Adrienne Darragh: In keeping with the current advice and guideline on Coronavirus all Hibiscus staff are now working from home Support services to clients in prisons, in the community and in Immigration Removal centres continue via phone, post and email/skype where possible. Staff are working creatively and flexibly to continue […]
The Role The Chief Executive will ensure that Hibiscus Initiatives upholds its mission by developing and sustaining high-quality gender specific services for FN/BMER women in custody, in the wider community, women and men in detention and families facing removal. The Chief Executive will work collaboratively to influence change to improve the situation of their clients […]
Our Women’s Centre is a bright and friendly women-only space offering a range of activities for women such as ESOL class, IT classes, yoga & wellbeing sessions and art therapy sessions. About the opportunity: To deliver a weekly (12-week) course in basic learning and computer skills to foreign national women affected by the criminal justice […]
We are thrilled to have won Commonweal Housing Competition with our proposal for a feasibility study looking at housing provision for victims of trafficking. Our research proposal seeks to look at the injustice caused by current policy which places potential vulnerable and traumatised victims of trafficking into unsuitable accommodation whilst their needs and experiences are […]
ArtCan Members exhibition “There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today, each with limitless individual potential, however they are disappearing from public awareness and the international development agenda. Between inequities in secondary education to protection issues, adolescent girls are uniquely impacted and should benefit from targeted investments and programmes […]
Too many foreign national and trafficked women face inappropriate imprisonment Vulnerable foreign national women in the criminal justice system, including trafficking victims, are facing inappropriate imprisonment and the threat of deportation at the expense of rehabilitation or support, according to a new report published today by the Prison Reform Trust and Hibiscus Initiatives. The report, […]
Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons A follow-up report to 2016 review of the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw was published in July. This detailed report also recognised and complimented the services Hibiscus provides: Across all IRCs, I felt that […]
Our team delivered a special workshop to celebrate refugee week on the 25 June with over 40 Yarl’s Wood residents joining the event. Some residents wrote beautiful short stories about their lives and experiences as refugee in the UK on colourful flags. The flags were presented on a beautiful board for everyone to read and […]