related links

For more information on prisons and the context in which Fine Cell Work operates, check out these government and voluntary sector websites:

Key justice and prison sites

Home Office
The Ministry of Justice
Crime and Justice on DirectGov
Scottish Prison Service
Magistrates Association

other justice Related Sites

Prison Reform lists government sites, campaign groups, support groups and charities.

The Association of Ex-Offenders

Supports voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families

Inside Out Trust
Develops prison projects based on restorative justice principles

Inside Time
The national monthly newspaper for prisoners

Action For Prisoner's Families
The national federation of services supporting families of prisoners

Prisoners' Education Trust
Aims to enrich the range of education and learning available to prisoners

The Howard League for Penal Reform
Established in 1866, this is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK

The Prison Reform Trust
Aimed at creating a just, humane and effective penal system

Hibiscus Trust
A branch of the Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP), Hibiscus was set up in 1991 to address the special needs of foreign national women imprisoned in the UK

Shannon Trust (Toe by Toe Reading Plan)
An award-winning peer mentoring programme which encourages and supports prisoners who can read to give one-to-one tuition to those who struggle to read


The Westminster Foundation
The Longford Trust

Prison and the Arts

The Koestler Trust
The Koestler Trust is a prison arts charity, its aim is to promote the arts in prisons

Ray Materson
Ray Materson escaped the harsh realities of prison life through embroidery, visit his amazing site.

Needlecraft and Embroidery

The Royal School of Needlework
Aims to teach and keep alive the art of hand embroidery

The Crafts Council
The UK's national organisation for the promotion of contemporary crafts

The Quilter's Guild
Provides information and resources both to its members and the general public

The Embroiderers' Guild
TheUK's leading crafts association and educational charity

This Immortal Coil
Ann Winchester is an artist and her site explores life's religious, spiritual and scientific mysteries

Embroidery Magazine
The essential magazine for the enthusiast, professional, teacher, collector and historian

A magazine and comprehensive resource for a wide audience of textile enthusiasts

Sew Exciting
Top quality needlepoint kits, counted cross stitch kits, embroidery kits, printed needlepoint canvases

Hippo Box
Help for busy folk never at home as they are out and about doing hobbies

The Coleshill Collection
Peruse the wonderful selection of Cross Stitch and Tapestries from this friendly firm

Interior Design

John Stefanidis
One of the world's leading interior designers

Melissa Wyndham
A designer with a unique gift for mixing contemporary and antique to great effect

The Dining Room Shop
A unique business specialising in every aspect of dining, antique or bespoke items and accessories

William Yeoward
Renowned interior designer, working with finest in materials and craftsmanship

Allegra Hicks
An international luxury lifestyle brand, her collections draw on bohemian textiles

Biggs Powell
Well known US interior designer Biggs Powell is admired for his mix of the classic and contemporary

The Wedding Directory
A great resource for all those planning a wedding and seeking out any number of suppliers

Firmdale Hotels
The luxurious chain of London hotels totally unique in their design and style of decoration

Lynda Spiro
Designer and producer of contemporary and hand crafted rugs

Panni Bharti
Wonderful and funky car exteriors, designs range from funky flowered wall paper to tapestries

Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
One of the most important international antiques fairs for interiors with over 130 exhibitors

The De Morgan Centre
The permanent home for work by William De Morgan, the Victorian ceramic artist

The House Directory
An excellent site if you are embarking on some redecoration or need an extensive home resource

The British Interior Design Association promotes high standards throughout the profession

Hotel Designs
THE hotel design resource for interior designers, architects and hoteliers

Alison Willoughby
An established and innovative textile designer

Daisy de Villeneuve
London born illustrator, designer and writer

Ethical Business

Anita Roddick
The wonderful Anita Roddick, founder of The Bodyshop, get informed, outraged and inspired

Eco Chic
EcoChic is an online boutique with a beautiful story and a handpicked collection of the finest ethically sourced products