LandWorks offers a full-time, comprehensive service with integrated support across a broad range of issues at one location. We replicate a real working environment where accomplishment and achievement is valued. LandWorks also offers a safe place to be vulnerable, a place to build trusting individual relationships, and above all, a chance to develop a non-criminal identity. Our excellent statistics speak for themselves but we view real success as former trainees getting married, starting a family, and generally leading settled, contributing lives in their communities.
Since 2013, LandWorks has supported over 70 people serving community sentences and on day release from prison. We are very proud to have maintained an employment rate of over 90% for our graduates, and a reoffending rate of less than 6% against a national average of 46%. LandWorks now employs two of its own ‘graduates’ – Graham leading in the Woodworking Team, training others, and Martin has joined the Operations Team working across all the project enterprises. As well as offering invaluable insight to project development, their knowledge of the criminal justice system and the challenges facing our beneficiary group filters into the day-to-day running of LandWorks.