Care After Prison (CAP) is a national peer led criminal justice charity supporting people affected by imprisonment, current and former offenders and their families.  Our team works hard to provide a safe space and a range of services including prison in reach, community support, peer led mentoring, family support, information, advice and referral services.

Sometimes the first step is the hardest. If you are seeking support, information, advice or referral to other services, CAP is here to help.


Our drop in and offices are closed due to Covid-19 to ensure our service users and staff stay as well as possible but our support, information and advice services are available by phone Monday to Friday 10am-5pm through our Freephone line: 1800 839 970 

So if you have been in prison, are on a community return scheme, have just been released and/or have a loved one inside, and, need information, advice or support give us a call on 1800 839 970 – we are here Monday to Friday 10am-5pm. Outside of these hours you can leave a short message and contact details and we will get back to you. 

You can also email 


Care After Prison is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number: 20081003

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Care After Prison is not permitted to work with those involved in the criminal justice sector for crimes relating to a sexual nature, including:

  • those convicted of any nature of a sex offence
  • those on remand and awaiting trial for a sex offence
  • those on bail for charges of a sexual nature
  • those having been charged with a sex offence
  • anyone before the courts on sex offences.