St Giles Trust

London based charity St Giles Trust has a national remit which has been running for over 50 years, serving society’s most vulnerable; the homeless, those with criminal convictions, those who come from complex backgrounds, those with chaotic lives. Rather than just affording a service to this group, St Giles Trust has taken it one step further through its Peer Advice Model both in prison and in the community. Through it, those with convictions or from other disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to advance their skills and employability by completing the Level 3 in Advice and Guidance qualification, whilst also gaining valuable skills and experience by completing a placement with them or a partner organisation. St Giles breaks the mould and are now regarded as one of the leading employers of people with convictions, priding themselves on being an inclusive service championing diversity in the workplace. The knock-on effect has been significant attracting a number of high profile ambassadors including Sir Richard Branson.

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