Just 36% of people leaving prison go into education, training or employment
We run a 16 week voluntary work placement for those with major barriers to employment – be that due to offending, addiction, homelessness or mental health issues. The majority of offenders (97%) expressed a desire to stop offending. When asked which factors would be important in stopping them from reoffending in the future, the majority gave importance primarily to ‘having a job’ (68%), however half of all prisoners do not have the skills required by 96% of jobs and only one in five are able to complete a job application form. The program tackles these barriers providing work place experience and training within a growing enterprise.
For more information on this program see http://www.wwtfurniture.org.uk/page/Employability
ENTERPRISE and RE-USE
10 million items of furniture are thrown away by UK households every year
We run a growing furniture re-use enterprise, collecting high quality unwanted furniture from homes throughout London and putting it back into the community and away from landfill.
For more information on buying or donating furniture see http://www.wwtfurniture.org.uk/page/Home