About Us

Our mission is to empower individuals from a prison, military, homeless or care background

Inside Connection Support CIC was founded in 2017 by ex-offender John Burton and son Ben. We aim to be the number one provider of joined-up supported services for vulnerable individuals exiting prison, care or military systems and those who are homeless. 

Our ambitions are to change the way reform and rehabilitation is identified and delivered from the ground up through the provision of sustainable, supported services that enhance the personal, social, emotional and intellectual development of the most vulnerable people in society. 

We aim to offer greater social mobility in training & education with the many courses we have available and with further employment and housing opportunities that empower the individuals, families and whole communities. We bring together organisations to see what more can be achieved, and we ensure that any funding bids and donations benefit those who want to change their lives and make a positive contribution to society - regardless of their background or previous reputation. 

There has never been a greater need for a fresh approach to tackling some of the underlining problems in our society or a more important time to act than right now. Thousands of vulnerable people exiting the prison, care home or military systems are being released into communities without the platform to succeed like the rest of us.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower individuals from a prison, military, homeless or care background. We provide the holistic platform for a chance at a sustainable life through education, training, employment, housing and on-going bespoke support. 

Our Vision

To bridge the social supported-gap and tackle reform and rehabilitation in order to help those who have struggled when exiting the system and offer a chance at a sustainable life. From the high numbers of re-offending, militants, prisoners or care leavers left homeless and hopeless; we will provide them opportunities in the many courses and jobs we have first-hand access to with the Inside Connections app, while furthering them into housing opportunities.


  • Recognise and develop potential through education and training
  • Create opportunities and address the desire to progress in a sustainable life
  • Support families and friends affected by loved ones’ serving of prison sentence
  • Provide a platform to inspire and support vulnerable individuals