The Flowhesion Foundation is excited to announce that it is working with The National Probation Service. It aims to deliver rehabilitation services to BAMER residents residing in Greater Manchester Hostels. The support that will be delivered will include; professional counselling, buddy services, help with registration at GP surgeries, linking with cultural/religious organisations, as well as a range of advocacy and representation services.
Imam Shoaib Vaka, himself a prison chaplain and Flowhesion’s Prison and Probation programmes lead stated, ‘ I have been working in the prison system for over 15 years and I am very happy to be coordinating the support we are providing through Flowhesion to Greater Manchester hostels . We have a strong team of qualified, experienced prison imams working on this programme, backed by strong vision and leadership from Flowhesion. I have been overwhelmed by the positivity and gratitude from both staff and residents of Greater Manchester hostels as we prepare to deliver this service’.
Imam Abdul Hafeez Siddique, CEO of The Flowhesion Foundation and also a prison chaplain stated; ‘ We are proud that the Foundation has been able to deliver this much needed service and wish to thank the National Probation Service for their support. The Flowhesion Foundation was set up to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in society to progress and live more inclusive lives. Our work with ex-offenders is therefore an important part of our vision as the evidence base demonstrates that ex-offenders are at risk of being forgotten and stigmatized particularly during the current pandemic.’