Introducing the next chapter: the digital Hardman Directory

“The Hardman Directory helped me find information and services to support me back home. It was amazing; everything was in one place, making it easier for me to plan my future.”

We’re excited to share a significant milestone in our journey: the launch of our updated online Hardman Directory, the ‘yellow pages’ of the prison world. This digital transformation has been driven by the voices of people with lived experience and our commitment to continuously enhancing our services. Together, we’re making it easier for people leaving prison to plan for their futures with access to the resources and services they need to reach their potential.

What’s new?

  • Tailored search functionality: say goodbye to endless scrolling. Our revamped search feature ensures you find precisely what you’re looking for faster.
  • Improved navigation: whether you are searching for How-To information, funding opportunities, or support services, our enhanced navigation makes the journey smoother than ever.
  • Mobile accessibility: access the directory anytime, anywhere, with our optimised mobile interface.
  • Wider reach: Available in prison via the Virtual Campus, where website access isn’t available.
  • User-friendly interface: navigation made seamless, ensuring you quickly find what you need.

Join the Hardman Directory and unlock a world of benefits for your organisation.

We invite all organisations that support people leaving prison to join us. If you support people leaving prison in areas such as employment, mentoring, employability, families, mental health, housing, or any other area that would benefit someone leaving prison, please fill in our form to appear in the Directory – free of charge.

Are you considering joining the Hardman Directory but wondering what benefits it can bring to your organisation? Let us put it in simple terms:

  1. Increased Visibility: By being listed in our digital directory, your organisation gets a visibility boost. This means it’s easier for people in prison, and those on release, to discover and connect with you.

2. Credibility: Being part of our digital directory adds credibility to your organisation. After 15 years, people in prison and partner organisations trust the Hardman Directory to find reliable services. By joining, you become a part of that trusted network

3. Easy Access: Our directory’s search functionality makes it simple for users to find and contact you, and it is the preferred directory within prisons across the UK.

Here’s a simple guide on how to get started:

1. Visit Our Website: Our Directory of support services is found under “How we help”.

2. Sign Up: Look for the ‘Submit a service or funding’ link and click on it. You’ll then be asked to provide some basic information about your organisation, such as its name, contact details of the person writing and approving your entry, and details of the services you offer, to whom and where you operate.

3. Submit Your Information: Before hitting the submit button, take a moment to double-check all the information you’ve provided and read our Terms and Conditions.

4. Review Process: Once you’ve submitted your information, our team will review it. If any changes are needed, don’t worry! We’ll work with you to make sure everything is just right before your entry goes live.

5. Welcome to the Directory: We’ll let you know once your entry is live!

Joining the Hardman Directory opens up a world of benefits for you and the people you serve. So why wait? Follow these simple steps and become a part of our community today. If you have any questions or need assistance with the joining process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or