The 9 Life Keys
We identify nine areas in which it is necessary to support men returning from prison to the community
- Training and Employment,
- Dependency, especially on drugs and alcohol, but also on other unhelpful things like gambling,
- Money and Debt Management
- Attitudes, Thinking and Behaviour;
- Social Networks and Relationships
- Health and Mental Health
These address the 7 Pathways identified by NOMS, but we also add two more Life Keys.
- Self-Care and Living Skills
We provide support to our clients in managing any ongoing health or mental health conditions in conjunction with local specialist services; help with living a safe and healthy lifestyle with the minimum of assistance.
- Spiritual Growth
The final Life Key is really the one that underpins all the others: Walk is first and foremost a Christian discipleship programme – we seek to enable ex-prisoners who are seeking to explore the Christian faith to live and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our ambition for our participants is that they will go on to live responsibly in the community as good citizens, as exemplary business people and leaders of the church.
Supporting Local Churches
Churches are in an ideal position to provide support to many returning prisoners, especially those who are seeking to follow a Christian faith. They can provide a strong community with a coherent ethical basis and good pastoral support.
Walk provides good-quality training and support to churches as they seek to follow their mission among former offenders.