Curing Violence: How can we become a less violent society?

Reducing violence is a responsibility for everyone in society Curing violence: How we can become a less violent society is a collection of essays that seek to not only describe the problem of violence in our society but also to offer solutions. Contributors make the case that reducing violence is a responsibility for everyone in society: […]

PLIAS to manage David Stewart Bursary

PLIAS Resettlement are managing the David Stewart Bursary, set up to provide a financial contribution to enable young people to access career-focused extra-curricular activities. David Stewart was a fun loving, high achieving, and athletic 19-year-old with his whole life ahead of him. On the 30th March 2001 David’s life suddenly came to end. He died […]

Bedfordshire students awarded for work to help offenders rebuild their lives

Three students from the University of Bedfordshire have been recognised for their work on a project to help offenders reintegrate back into the community and turn their lives around. Applied Social Studies students Shannon Delboyer, Samantha Tedeku and Sarah Gatehouse were presented with a Susan de Mont Award by PLIAS Resettlement, an organisation that helps offenders reintegrate into […]

TV’s Shaun Wallace hosts the 2018 Susan de Mont Awards

Over 100 people celebrated the unsung heroes in our community, who support and empower women on the fringes of society, at a recent event at the Sattavis Patidar Centre in Brent. Hosted by TV’s Shaun Wallace, and organised by local charity PLIAS resettlement, the evening celebrated the life and legacy of Susan de Mont, who […]

The Susan de Mont Communities of Excellence Fund

Five Community organisations were awarded funds for work that supports women, their children and the wider family members. PLIAS is working closely with these organisations to help further the Education, Training and Employment of women and to jointly work on fundraising and partnership initiatives to secure additional funding for a seamless approach to supporting women, […]

The incredible impact Alex & Susan de Mont are having on people’s lives

Susan & Alex de Mont Legacy Fund recipient Cameron Qali, recently presented Alex de Mont with a gift, to acknowledge the incredible impact he has had on her life, as well as many others. In a moving speech, Alex said: “This is a bit emotional for me, in a strange way I’d rather this wasn’t […]

Susan de Mont Award winners 2018

Shaun Wallace presented a number of Awards to some of Brent’s most inspirational and unsung heroes. The Awards are as follows: Award in Excellence for Mentors This award celebrates a willingness to share skills, knowledge and expertise; take a personal interest in the mentoring relationship; set and meet ongoing personal and professional goals; and motivate […]

The Susan de Mont Awards 2018 | Event Report

Over 100 people celebrated the unsung heroes in our community, who support and empower women on the fringes of society, at an event at the Sattavis Patidar Centre in Brent. Hosted by TV’s Shaun Wallace, and organised by local charity PLIAS resettlement, the evening celebrated the life and legacy of Susan de Mont, who lost […]

Susan the Angel – a poem by Vance McCall

‘Susan the Angel’ Poem by Vance McCall, in memory of Susan de Mont [themify_hr color=”light-gray” width=”50%” border_width=”1″ ] Susan de Mont An angel with a heart A saint with a halo of glory A mighty woman who walked this earth She was made of love Love for those in need What we take for granted […]

Empowering BAME women in the Criminal Justice System

Dr Suzella Palmer, University of Bedfordshire, recently (24th July) launched PLIAS Resettlement’s Phoenix Project report ‘Bringing reality to the Baroness Corston Recommendations for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women in the Criminal Justice System’. Dr Palmer grew up on the Stonebridge estate in Brent and experiencing many of the issues women growing up in the […]

Race and Ethnicity must not become an afterthought

Whitney Iles, CEO of Project 507, has submitted an article to the Clinks blog on issues around representation and voice in women centred aspects of the voluntary sector. Whitney says “We must ensure that within women-centred spaces other identifying factors such as race and ethnicity do not become an afterthought. We must understand that in […]