Directory of support services

The Hardman Directory is the ‘Yellow Pages’ of the prison world. It brings together the support services that can help people plan their life after prison.
It includes funding opportunities, training courses, mentoring programmes and practical information to consider when being released.

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Our new interactive, digital directory is available by clicking here.

In the Directory, you’ll find details of financial support available to people leaving prison. Soon, we’ll be adding details of support services available to people in prison and in the wider community – stay tuned for updates.

Visit our online Directory


In prison

The Hardman Trust provides physical copies of the directory to every prison wing and prison library in England, Wales and Scotland.
The directory can be used as a guide for anyone preparing for their release. It is also used by partner agencies and prison staff to support their clients to access the right support services.

Directories are provided free of charge to people leaving prison and their family / friends.

Directory order form

Our stock of The Hardman Directory 2023 has now run out. We will update this page when 2024 copies are available. For now, please use the digital, online directory.

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“The Directory has been a very useful resource for our workers so they can let the women they are working with know what support they can access in prison and the community. It has helped them progress various things: opening a bank account, useful info about housing, referral to drug services, information about various employment providers, training, debt support services – the list is endless. It is very clearly set out and very easy to use.”

Women's Charity using the Directory

Feature in the directory

Do you provide support, services or funding for people in the criminal justice system?

We currently feature around 400 partners and agencies across the UK. Get in touch with us if you’d like to be included in the Directory.

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Together we can create a future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison.
Can you help?