P.E.O.P.L.E. (Providing Ex Offenders Positive Learning Environments).

We offer supported housing, and are able to give advice on employability, benefit claims, education and training, as well as many other factors that can assist in resettling back into the community.

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Our supported housing gives the opportunity for low level ex-offenders to regain a standing back in the community after a period of being in prison.

What we do

Supported Housing

Our supported housing gives the opportunity for low level ex-offenders to regain a standing back in the community after a period of being in prison.

We currently have two houses that are run by the project which are visited regularly by staff and students and can house up to 6 individuals.

Both houses have communal areas as well as individually locked rooms. An anytime access policy is in place and therefore residents should be aware that if required staff can enter any part of the property including bedrooms without prior notice.


* Over 26
* Substance free/maintaining a script (no on top use)
* not currently offending
* able to maintain a tenancy without on site support
* willing to live in a community environment and be equally responsible for the maintenence of the property e.g. cleaning
* be willing to engage with purposeful activity on a weekly basis in order to gain skills and motivation. This may include: volunteering in one of PEOPLEs charity shops, house maintenence, garden maintence, furniture collection.

After your application has been submitted an assessment would usually follow where you will meet a worker who will then take you through all aspects of our housing project, what we can offer you and what we expect from you.

There is no limit to the length of stay in one of our properties. You are free to remain until you are ready to move into independant or alternative accommodation.


Residents will be immediately evicted if they:

* use drugs or drink in the properties or garden areas
* re offend
* have visitors past 5pm
* do not engage with purposeful activity and volunteerin offered by PEOPLE 

Where we do it

We offer supported housing in the Midsomer Norton/Radstock area.

How to access

Supported Housing

For more information about this service or to apply for supported housing, please e-mail

Please make sure that you have read our criteria before applying


Education, training and employment


P.E.O.P.L.E offer a number of opportunities to improve employability skills and move offenders back into purposeful activity.

What we do

Job Club

Looking for work - Come to our free Job Club where we can support you with:

  • CV writing
  • Application forms
  • Interview techniques etc


Mentoring Support

The charity provides a seamless service from custody to community for prison leavers returning to the rural localities served by the charity.

The service is non time limited and support is given with areas such as:

  • further education
  • employment
  • debt
  • health
  • life and social skills
  • addictions

Mentees are encouraged to participate in constructive use of time and have access to the charity educational courses accredited with the OCN as well as opportunities to volunteer in the charity shops.

Referrals for community based mentoring for those who had served a custodial sentence within the past 12 months are also afforded the same opportunities as those mentored ‘through the gate’.

Courses Offered

Parenting In Prison
A programme designed for women with babies in custody

Community Based

Retail Experience – all aspects of working in a retail environment

Relationships – Understanding and managing interpersonal and other relationships

Reintegration Into The Workforce – A course designed to help prison leavers/ex offenders gain experience relating to re-entering the workforce.

Anger Management - Is designed to be delivered individually and in a group setting depending on the needs of the beneficiary.

Gardening For Good – A horticultural programme for use on allotments/larger gardens


Where we do it

Job Club

Every Thursday and Friday in our Internet Cafe between - 10am - 12noon

How to access

Job Club

Please feel free to drop in and make use of our service.

If you are accessing housing through us you can find out more from your key worker.


Referrals are received from probation, police, voluntary and statutory agencies alongside self and family referrals.


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