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Young adults especially, possess huge capacity for change and those that have offended need appropriate support in order to break their cycle of re-offending.

The Reasons Why Foundation looks at the Reasons Why people make the choices that have negative impacts on their lives and those lives of others and together we find new alternatives and solutions to reduce re-offending rates and increase employment.

what is not seen still matters

we were told this today: “last night I was on the bus home after work, just like any other week day, not expecting anything especially profound to occur. I am aware that many ex-prisoners are hyper-vigilant, it comes from years of being on unconscious and often conscious alert. I think I hide this quite well, as in, I don't stare around at people or at a spot while scanning my surroundings. What happened caught me completely off guard and taught me something valuable about myself and more importantly, what other people that have been released from prison might experience too....

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Mentor Testimonials 2018


The work we do and the support we're able to give our clients just wouldn't be possible without the help of a fantastic team of mentors and volunteers. We spoke to a couple of our mentors to ask them how they've found working with The Reasons Why Foundation and they've learnt along the way.

Here's what they said:

"Working with the RWF has been enjoyable and educational. Mentoring someone who simply needs more support is a great way to enhance your own understanding of the justice system, diversify your own thoughts and help people who deserve a second chance at...

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 2018

Join us on Saturday 16th June for our 2018 challenge - the Yorkshire 3 Peaks!

This year our RWF Challenge is the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.



The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.



The route we take is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.



The people we support at The Reasons Why Foundation face difficult challenges every day and we see...





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Peckham Festival + Peckham Levels

This Saturday we will be at The Peckham Festival as part The Peckham Levels Event. A couple of our Team will be at Plot 13 where you can learn more about our services, get information on how we work and even get involved, if that is something of interest to you.

We will be accepting applicants for our next LifeChanger Mentor Training in November and also referrals for people who would like to be participants on our LifeChanger Mentoring Programme as it reaches into the borough of Southwark, starting in Peckham.

So if you, or someone you know, wants support with employment,...

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Climbing to new heights

One of the things I love to do is indoor climbing, so it comes as no surprise that one of our new programmes involves mentoring on a climbing wall.

Last weekend we took a group of 3 mentees and their mentors to our wall of choice, The Reach Climbing Wall in Woolwich, South London, for some initial training to get them started.

We'll be taking another group for training this weekend and then, just like the first group, they will be able to spend 10 of their mentoring sessions climbing.

We're excited to see how well this programme has been received by...

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