Who we are

The Hardman Trust supports people on long prison sentences to take their next steps in life.

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Our Purpose

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

A future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison.

Our Mission

Specialising in the unique needs of people on long sentences, we provide tailored practical and financial support to help people find belonging, move into work or training, and reach their personal goals.

Our values

Knowledge & evidence

We use data, research and evidence to inform and improve our work. We stay up to date and are open to changing our minds and our practices.

Listening & learning

We ask, listen and learn from people in prison. We seek feedback and insight, adapting and improving our products and services as we learn.

Performance & impact

We care about making a difference and we want to understand the difference we make. We are here to have a positive impact and we do this with professionalism and integrity. We are results driven.

Partnership & connection

We are part of a varied and vibrant sector. We believe in partnership working to achieve more together, and we connect people to the services that can make a difference.

Challenge & innovation

We challenge ourselves and others to try new things and learn. We build on what goes well, and learn from what doesn’t.

Person centred & fair

People are at the heart of what we do, and we understand no two people are the same. We tailor our approach to recognise each person’s goals, strengths and agency. We know everyone’s needs and experiences of prison will vary, so we strive for fairness, equitable access and inclusion.
It means so much to me that my parents can see that I am trying.
They believe in me again.
Hardman Trust Client

Our organisational strategy describes how we plan to live our values
and work towards our vision during 2023-2026.

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We also have a Strategy Summary available, for an easy read of our highlights, please click below

front cover of our 2023 t 2026 strategy
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Together we can create a future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison. Can you help?