THe Nehemiah Project
The Nehemiah Project is a Christian Settled Housing Charity, committed to working with those with addictions or substance misuse issues; providing individual needs based support and transformation for those suffering the effects of homelessness and exclusion. Nehemiah believes that providing training and employment over the long-term is the solution to breaking the cycle of addiction and homelessness. BLAST partners with Nehemiah to provide accommodation and further support work for graduates on release.
Betel of Britain (WEC)
Giving broken lives new direction…transforming the healed into healers, Betel of Britain is a group of caring, not-for-profit Christian communities helping broken people regain their health, self respect, work ethic and independence. Staying in one of Betel’s communities is free of charge and you’ll benefit from a welcoming family atmosphere completely free of addictive substances. Blast works closely with Kent and Mary Alice Martin who are WEC missionaries to Britain and began Betel in Britain over 20 years ago. They provide advice and expertise together with their personal support. Betel are an integral part of the programme, both inside the prison and on release. They are helping us address the drug issues and understand how we manage addicts, advising us how we can work with the existing programmes in Prison. Betel also offer training for volunteers and a place at a Betel community should an offending student wish.
Langley House Trust (LHT)
LHT is a Christian charity which only partner with Christian organisations. Their mission is to work with those at risk of offending, or who have offended, by establishing positive foundations so that they can lead crime-free lives and become contributors to society. The Trust will work towards the fulfillment of its vision of a crime-free society where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded because of their past. Accommodation is provided within a Christian environment.
Prison Entrepreneurship Programme (PEP)
The Prison Entrepreneurship Programme (PEP) inspired the formation of Blast. PEP delivers business skills and resettlement programmes to prisoners in Texas. BLAST are PEP’s only strategic partner outside the United States, providing both support and inspiration.
Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is the central government department with responsibility for Prisons and the Probation services, under the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). This ministry also has responsibility for the Youth Justice Board (YJB). Blast is delighted to partner with the MoJ, collaborating to reduce our nations re-offending rates and the resettlement of prisoners.
Slough Homeless Our Concern – SHOC
Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) is the only open-access day centre for homeless and vulnerable people between London and Reading. Open Monday to Saturday, they have over 300 active clients. On an average day, SHOC welcome 40 clients to their Day Centre. In the last three years, we have helped 200 clients to get accommodation and 60 clients to get jobs. SHOC provides hot meals each day for a modest charge. Some of our clients are not able to prepare themselves a meal and cannot afford to eat out. Without SHOC, these vulnerable folk would go hungry.
Caring For Ex-Offenders (HTB)
Caring For Ex-Offenders’ (CFEO) vision is to reduce re-offending by reintegrating ex-offenders into society through local church in London. They equip churches, via training and advice, to enable them to support ex-offenders in living transformed lives.