Coaching Inside and Out

14th March 2016 by Natalie Burns

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Coaching Inside and Out (CIAO) provides life coaching for men, women and children in prison and in the community.

CIAO wants to do much more than simply reduce crime – they want to create lifelong change. Whilst they absolutely do want people to stop offending – for their sakes and for the sake of others and our communities – their aim goes beyond that. Coaching helps to get to the root of problems and beliefs and hopes to unlock potential, break old patterns of behaviour and overturn negative assumptions that stop people changing.

CIAO’s 30 coaches have helped more than 600 people since they began in 2010 in Styal women’s prison in Cheshire. The vast majority of their clients are women who have committed offences or are at risk of doing so, and CIAO helps them to change their lives which in turn strengthens their families and communities. Women have reduced the harm they do to others and themselves, have been reunited with their children, taken up education, got fit, got jobs and started businesses. Many go on to give something back and some have even become coaches themselves.

WOYF’s grant will fund CIAO’s inspirational Managing Director, Clare McGregor, to secure contracts and donations of over £150,000, meaning that they can offer over 1500 coaching sessions to create sustainable change.

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