The Flowhesion Foundation is excited to announce that it is expanding its partnership work with The National Probation Service. The new horizon programme which aims to deliver rehabilitation services to BAMER prisoners on release is being rolled out to all 15 North West approved premises. 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 secure estate for over 15 years and I am very happy to be coordinating the support we are providing through Flowhesion to North West hostels . We have a strong team of ethnically and religiously diverse prison chaplains 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 North West hostels as the service is rolled out across NW’.
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 bring those at the margins of our society to the centre. Our work with prisoners on release is therefore an important part of our vision as the evidence base demonstrates that this segment are at risk of being forgotten and stigmatised particularly during the pandemic.’