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Wandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust

AddressThe Vestry Hall,
St Mary Magdalene Church,
10A Wiseton Road,
PostcodeSW17 7EE
DescriptionWandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust (WCCT) is a befriending scheme for prisoners at HMP Wandsworth that exists to provide care and support for offenders and former offenders of all faiths and none. It is a registered charity.

Working together, the Prison's resettlement chaplain and the WCCT outreach worker build contacts with faith communities and other local organisations that are interested in supporting ex-prisoners. To support men while in Prison and through the gates in to the community, WCCT recruits, trains and supervises volunteer befrienders from the community.

WCCT aims to:

- Improve the life chances of ex-prisoners by supporting their aims and goals to become contributing members of society
- Contribute to building safer communities by helping ex-prisoners to break the cycle of reoffending
- Inform local faith communities about the issues surrounding the resettlement of ex-prisoners
- Develop work with statutory, corporate, civic, faith and voluntary sector organisations who support the same aims

For more information, visit the Wandsworth Community Chaplaincy Trust.

Telephone number020 8767 0658 or 07442 491111 (or 020 8588 4238 at the prison)

Record last updated: 07 September 2016