How we work
Daylight works in prisons in England, Scotland and Wales. Our office coordinates the overall development and expansion of Daylight’s work so that an increasing number of prisoners are reached and more ex-offenders are supported as they adjust to life on the outside. Daylight partners with other organisations across the country to enable this development.
Daylight’s work is overseen by Regional Directors who coordinate Daylight’s work both inside and outside of prisons across their region. They work in partnership with prison chaplaincies and governors to visit prisons, run chapel services and lead Bible studies. Regional Directors also oversee the work of Daylight’s regional support groups who meet regularly to pray for our work, with members of some groups also involved in running activities in their local prisons.
Working with partner organisations, we also seek to support prisoners we have got to know during their sentences when they are released and to see them settled into local churches.
Our work is run by a small number of paid staff, and many volunteers who visit prisons in their local area with the support of their own churches. Daylight’s local network and knowledge enables us to meet the needs of individual offenders in a tailored way which reduces the likelihood of reoffending.
“May I just say Daylight are doing a fantastic job. There are many lost souls in prison and if it wasn’t for you there would be a lot more.“ (Prisoner)