HMP Leicester Resettlement Hub

In February I attended an event at the Leicester Prison Resettlement Hub with local business owners attending, representing a variety of sectors.

It was a great opportunity for attendees to engage with prisoners and discuss future prospects, as well as the challenges that they may face due to their criminal record.

Thank you for being open to explore opportunities and recognising the importance of providing employment opportunities to individuals leaving prison, as it has been shown to significantly reduce reoffending rates and therefore directly impacting the community we live in.

Many employers attending promised to review their recruitment practices and identify opportunities, such as local jobs, volunteering programs, and apprenticeships, that are open to ex-offenders.

Employers support for this initiative will make a positive impact on the lives of those who may have previously felt excluded from the workforce.

I am proud to have been a part of this event and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our community.


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