Changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances
We are proud that alongside our partner, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, we continue to achieve extraordinary outcomes, meeting our key objective of reducing reoffending. We do this in an economical way, while delivering our core values of compassion, professionalism and integrity, in an environment that can sometimes seems bleak, with so many daily challenges.
The prisoners at each of The Clink training projects work up to 40-hours a week whilst working towards gaining their City & Guilds qualifications. Simulating a professional working environment, prisoners with six to eighteen months of their sentence left serve as volunteers for the programme, going through full-time training in order to reach the required level to succeed in their respective industry.
“The Clink provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture. They then support the graduates to help them secure accommodation upon release. This offers them a real chance to return to the community with the ability to turn their lives around which will cut crime and improve public safety. The excellent outcomes of this programme are underlined by the Justice Data Lab audit – prisoners are 49.6% less likely to reoffend by entering this programme.” Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, HMPPS (April 2018)