Thirdly, our focus on prisoners, former prisoners, the children of prisoners and their family will not change. Notwithstanding recent funding changes, we want to maintain an holistic ministry across all these areas. So we see ourselves continuing our ‘BreakFree’ activities in support of prisoners; whether on release, or in support of the chaplaincy or prison visiting and hopefully through a resurgent Sycamore Tree restorative programme. Our Angel Tree Family Care label continues to incorporate the successful Christmas gift programme but also our evolving strategies to work alongside these families year-round through camps and seminars, events afternoons, Christmas meals and dedicated through-the-year practical and emotional support to struggling kids and families.
Fourthly, we commit to continuing our focus on collaboration and partnership. The prison chaplaincy remains central here but we work with many other churches and organisations, mostly Christian and also secular, in partnering to deliver services to those with whom we journey. That will continue and hopefully grow further in the future.