We are committed to creating safe communities and one of the most effective ways we can do this is to stop people reoffending. All the research shows if ex offenders find employment they are far more likely to stop offending and become law abiding, tax paying citizens. Our WIRE project is able to offer two week mentored work experience to ex offenders . All we ask is that you want to work, want to stop committing crime and have no alcohol or drug issues that will stop you from working. The majority of referrals are received from the Probation Service, although we do take referrals from local prisons and other agencies. On average 65% of those ex-offenders who completed a work placement went into full time paid employment or training. Much of the training can include funded CSCS cards, fork lift licence, HGV2 and HGV1 etc.
To find out more about the WIRE project, contact Rudi Parra-Watson in our Children & Young People team.