• Collaborative work between prison services, agencies and social enterprises is critical to the delivery of integrated ’end to end’ services. Together we aim to prevent people from slipping through the gaps of fragmented services.
• The ‘enterprise hub’ gives a physical space in which such collaboration can take place, and a destination for ex-offenders to meet, learn (in Handmade workshop space) with practical work experience and access to support and pastoral care
The main differences in our approach from a traditional charitable model are
• the provision of vocational training and work experience both in and outside prison
• carefully-built links, and established partnerships, with other organisations to strengthen the safety-net and widen employment and training opportunities for those leaving prison.