The new Community Champion Programme is a peer support group for ex-detainees, run by ex-detainees who are trained to become community champions and support each other within their communities.

The programme is designed to hold fortnightly meetings in four different regions of the UK, Plymouth, Rochdale, Middlesbrough and Uxbridge. The programme is designed to raise awareness and support each other through establishing stronger local links with the communities.

The ex-detainee project closely supports the community champions by delivering training, helps integrate the community champions into their area through developing links with support organisations and actively supporting them throughout their delivery of the project.

Ultimately, this new people-led initiative will become self-sustaining and may be rolled out across the country.

The Community Champion Programmes start in:

February 2018            Plymouth

June 2018                   Rochdale

September 2018          Middlesbrough

January 2019              Uxbridge

If you are an ex-detainee, live in one of these areas and wish to be part of the new programme , or you are part of an organisation who would like to know more and become involved, please contact the Ex-Detainee project by email to