What we believe

We believe that every prisoner should hear the good news of Jesus Christ and that every ex-offender should be able to access the help they need to rebuild their lives after release. Daylight is:

Gospel-centred

We believe that every prisoner needs to hear the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

People-focused

We believe that prisoners and ex-offenders are best reached and supported through genuine local relationships and we work hard at building long-term relationships through which we can deliver the support that they need.

Nationally-reaching, regionally-coordinated and locally-rooted

We work across the four countries of the UK with prisoners and ex-offenders. Our work is coordinated at a regional level by Daylight’s staff and rooted in local activity through trained volunteers visiting local prisons and helping ex-offenders integrate into a local community. Daylight’s local network of support groups and volunteers means that prisoners and ex-offenders can be put in touch with someone in whichever part of the country they are either serving their sentence or being released to.

Partnership-driven

We work with churches, chaplaincies, partner organisations, local supporters and trained volunteers to reach more prisoners behind bars and to support more ex-offenders after release.

A good steward of financial support

We will use the gifts given to the work of Daylight wisely and in a way that furthers the work with offenders and ex-offenders.

Accountable

We are accountable and transparent to our donors, funders and partners in order to maintain integrity in our work.

Professional

Our work is marked by professionalism that enables us to work efficiently and effectively.

Please see our doctrinal statement for more information.