Working in partnership with The Salam Project, Al Muntada Trust helps ex-offenders rebuild their lives and be a valued member of the community.

Ex-offenders face several barriers to rebuild their lives and find paid employment. This can lead to becoming homeless and potentially re-offend. Research by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Work and Pensions shows that ex-prisoners who have employment on release are less likely to re-offend than those who do not find work. Only a third of ex-offenders find employment within two years after their release from prison.

In partnership with The Salam Project, Al Muntada Trust supports ex-offenders in London to rebuild their lives outside of prison. The Second Chance Project helps people get housing and access financial support to bridge the initial gap between their release and taking paid employment. In addition, the project supports people who wish to learn new skills to aid their search for employment via Learn Direct and NVQ courses.