Our impact

We support people on long sentences to take their next steps in life so they benefit, their families benefit and the wider community benefits too. Our vision is a future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison.

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Impact Report >

See what impact our work is having on people leaving prison.

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Case Studies >

Find out how people have used our support to take their next steps in life.

We care about making a difference and demonstrating the impact of the work we do. Last year:


of people we supported moved into employment (54% employed, 34% self employed)


completed a training / educational course


had started volunteering


were starting a new training course at the time of asking

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The impact of the award on each person’s wellbeing has been clear, with:


of people said the support of The Hardman Trust helped them achieve their goals, and all were satisfied with their experience working with us


of people felt more independent as a result of the support


of people saw an increase in their confidence


saw an improvement in their close relationships


of felt more positive about the future


saw an improvement in their wellbeing and mental health

Read our 2023-2026 strategy

Read our Cambridge University study

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More people going to prison, and
sentences are getting longer.

In the 30 years since we were formed, the number of people in prison has risen by 75%.