On The Out

About Us

On the Out Manchester

Our Approach

Our Approach

When we set up On the Out we thought about the things we needed when we got out, but didn`t get.  

Some of these were practical, like sorting out accommodation, benefits and ID. 

Our Story

Our Approach

Some were about getting more help – help with addiction, mental health or relationships. Most of all we wanted someone to be on our side, who saw our strengths and potential, and who would help us without judgement. Someone who wouldn`t just send us places but go with us.

We are a team who have experienced life on the margins of society. Some of us had learnt to distrust it, to see it as something working against us. At times we had given up. At times we still struggle.

So at On the Out there is a group of people who will stand by your side as barriers are faced and overcome. We understand the effects of years of imprisonment because we are those people.

Our Story

Meet the Team

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing staff, volunteers and friends.


Peter McCabe

Support Worker


Helen Brown

Director and CEO

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Michael Bradley

Director of On the Out, CEO of Lifehab, Development Manager


John Irvine



Leslie George

Director, Support worker and lead on work in Approved Premises

Volunteer with us

We're always looking for like-minded individuals to join us and spread the message. If you're a volunteer and looking to making a difference, get in touch.

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