The Citizens Trust is one of London's leading providers of Welfare to Work programmes for people from many different backgrounds, especially those hardest to reach. The Trust specialises in offering services above and beyond the normal scope of employability provision and provides a holistic environment, which takes all needs into account.

Experienced staff are on hand to support and offer guidance and counselling on personal matters such as debt and anger management, legal matters, and advice on housing, benefits and healthcare.

This ethos has led to the Trust's excellent reputation for providing a caring atmosphere, in which even the most vulnerable participants achieve success.


The Citizens Trust honours the memory of its founding Chairman

On 8th October 2013, the Trust paid tribute to the memory of the late Lord Alf Morris of Manchester AO QSO, by officially naming its centre, The Lord Alf Morris House.

Lady Irene Morris, Trust President, accompanied by The Rt Hon Tom ClarkeCBE, JP, unveiled a commemorative plaque in the foyer of The Citizens Trust. Guest speaker Steven Pound, MP for Ealing North, paid a fitting tribute to Lord Morris’s life and career, and welcomed Tom Clarke as The Trust’s new Chairman.

To view video of our renaming ceremony go to our special report page.

Theresa MooreTom Clarke

Stephen PoundLady Irene Morris

Second Chance

In response to the known link between employment opportunities for ex-offenders and the reduction of repeat offending rates, The Citizens Trust is spearheading the Second Chance Early Day Motion. The Trust’s Chairman, The Rt Hon Tom Clarke CBE, JP, has tabled Early Day Motion 236 with cross party support.

How to help

We need as many MPs as possible to sign this to get the government to take notice.

  1. Click here to view the EDM and check if your MP has already signed: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/236  
    You can find details of your MP at:
  2. If your MP’s name is not on the list, please send an email or letter, urging him or her to sign the Second Chance EDM, (click here for a template or write your own if you prefer.) MPs will generally only act on behalf of their constituents, so please check that you are contacting the MP who represents your constituency.
  3. Please forward this web page to your friends and contacts.
Find out more about the
Second Chance initiative here.

Mission statement

  • To acknowledge the natural dignity of everyone, regardless of ethnic origin, background or personal circumstances.
  • To actively promote a climate of equality through acceptance, mutual respect and empathy.
  • To operate a culture of fairness, openness and honesty for all.