Open Gate

Open Gate provide ‘Through the Gate’ support for women from custody to community, to encourage them to a life free from crime and help reduce the risks of re-offending. They do this by providing mentoring and befriending support to women offenders leaving HM Prison & YOI Low Newton, Durham, and who are returning to the North East of England.

Open Gate provide practical support around issues of accommodation, drug & alcohol use, benefits, debt & finance, education, training & employment, children & families and physical & mental health. Mentoring and emotional support around raising self esteem, confidence and motivation.

They support clients in needs specific to the individual and cover a range of ares where support can be provided. Practically they facilitate a range of appointments in the community specific to the individual and provide donations of clothing/ household items. Many women value someone to talk to and they provide the listening ear which can impact on their emotional health and wellbeing.


Please seek permission from Women’s Breakout or Open Gate prior to using any extracts.

38 Finchale Avenue

Accommodation / Advice and Support / Benefits and Debt Advice / Education and Training / Health and Wellbeing / Life Skills / Substance Misuse /
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