West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy

West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project was established in 2005 as a response from the multi faith chaplaincy within HMP Leeds to the need for a mentoring service to help offenders to change their lives.  Leeds Justice and Peace have been significant supporters of this project through its development stage to establishment as a West Yorkshire wide resettlement project active in two prisons.  For six years the coordinator of the Leeds Justice and Peace commission was the chair of the board for WYCCP and the strategic lead of the project.

West Yorks Community Chaplaincy team

The West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Team

WYCCP provide resettlement support to men released from HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun returning to all corners of West Yorkshire.  Support is provided by resettlement workers along with a trained team of volunteer link workers. Link Workers have regular contact with an ex offender during their reintegration into the community, and provide support around, for example, housing, benefits, probation, training and employment. Link workers come from all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life and some may have been offenders themselves.

More detailed information can be found on the West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project website :  http://www.wyccp.org.uk