City Vision
Inside Out

A supportive mentoring community which will work with people pre-release and post-release from prison. 

St. Peter’s have held a number of consultation meetings with relevant organisations in and around Derby, and they are now launching this at an event for key stakeholders on Wednesday 11th April from 7.30am until 9am at St. Peter’s in the City. 

A mediterranean breakfast will be provided, and speakers include Jonathan Aitken (former Cabinet Member), Hardyal Dhindsa (Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner) and Rt. Revd. Dr. Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby. 

If this project interests you and you would like to attend, please email Paul Morris, on

What is Inside Out?
Based at St. Peter’s in the City, Derby, the Inside Out community connects men and women leaving prison and resettling to Derby, both prior to release and on release. Our aim is to empower participants to make healthier life choices, develop self-worth, nd purpose and meaning, and contribute more productively to society. Each participant will have a mentor throughout the process to support them with accommodation needs, to help them access work and prepare for education, to maximise learning from volunteer work placements, and to seek and sustain employment.

How does the process work?

Pre-release participants will:
• Engage in an 8 week course run by Derby Management School and St.
Peter’s in the City. This course helps to identify and unlock potential, engaging with areas such as con dence building, values, emotions, attitudes and behaviours.
• Meet with their mentor to plan (in liaison with the Community Rehabilitation Company) for release, and to establish accommodation and work placement options.

Post-release participants will:
• Undertake a work placement each week for a minimum of 6 months
(hours to be negotiated between individual workplaces and Inside
• Engage in a weekly programme of community activities, including an
enrichment day based at St. Peter’s in the City to build community,
share meals, and join in activities from sport to community work.
• Meet weekly with their mentor

How can I be involved?
There are a number of ways to be involved:

  • Apply to become an Inside Out mentor

  • Offer a work placement

  • Volunteer to help with administration, publicity and community events

  • Support the project nancially

To find out more, please get in touch with the Inside Out team:
TeL: 01332 360790