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The Growth Company has been commissioned to deliver the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Finance, Benefit and Debt (FBD) service until 2026 – targeting People in Prison who need help with a range of financial problems.  

The FBD Team can provide People in Prison with:

  • Access to regulated debt advice providers
  • Budgeting support
  • Benefits advice
  • Better off calculations for entering employment
  • Support to restructure debt
  • Support with opening up bank accounts and obtaining ID


We will provide 1-2-1 support and a personalised Action Plan to support individual progression towards financial literacy and stability upon release.


People in Prison

The FBD service will support People in Prison by:

  • Providing advice, guidance, and support on how to manage your individual finances
  • Providing information, advice and guidance when accessing benefits
  • Support with managing debt
  • Information and advice about how you can access support post-sentence

Prison Personnel

The FBD service will support people in prison by:

  • Supporting reducing re-offending by breaking down barriers and support with changing behaviours
  • Referral and signposting to regulated external financial providers
  • Providing a triage based assessment to identify specific support needs relating to finance, benefit and debt


To refer for the FBD support, please email fbdreferrals@gcemployment.uk


The service will be delivered in 8 prisons across Yorkshire and Humber, including:

  • HMP Doncaster
  • HMP Hatfield
  • HMP Lindholme
  • HMP Moorland
  • HMP Hull
  • HMP Humber
  • HMP Leeds
  • HMP Wealstun

To refer for the FBD support, please email fbdreferrals@gcemployment.uk


The service complements the range of services which the Growth Company already delivers in Yorkshire and Humberside on behalf of MoJ in the community, including:

  • CRS Education, Training and Employment
  • CRS Wellbeing
  • The CFO Yorkshire Activity Hubs