Langley has been given over £1,000 by Christians in Government in support of our rehabilitation work with ex-offenders.
Christians in Government is a non-denominational network for Christians working within the UK Government. It supports a number of charities across sectors, including poverty alleviation, gambling and welfare charities.
Christians in Government has raised donations to support charitable work at special events in the Christian calendar, including Christmas and Easter.
Langley was invited to a cheque presentation ceremony at Whitehall, alongside two other Christian welfare charities, Mercy Ships and Christians Against Poverty (CAP).
Mercy Ships provides the world’s largest charitable floating hospital and CAP provides debt advice and support to thousands of people across the UK.
The cheque was presented by John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service who spoke warmly about the impact that the charities were making to alleviate poverty, suffering and reduce crime.
Langley is a Christian charity but works with people of all faiths and none. We were set up in 1958 by a group of Christian men and women who put their faith into action by housing and supporting ex-offenders.
Our founders recognised that ex-offenders were some of the most marginalised people in society who needed support to live crime-free.
60 years on, our mission remains the same and we have a reconviction rate of less than 3% for those in our housing.
Speaking about the cheque presentation, Tracy Wild, CEO said:
“We really appreciate the support of Christians in Government to our work in helping men and women live crime-free.
“We have seen incredible turnarounds in the lives of our clients, with people successfully overcoming a range of issues that have led to crime, including addictions, alcoholism, mental health issues and homelessness.
“We know that the right housing, coupled with care and support, can change someone’s life.
“We are determined to make a positive difference in communities across England.
“We are grateful that the support of Christians in Government will help us to continue to do just that.”