The Clink Charity
hospitality industry upon release. The Clink Charity operates the Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, HMP Cardiff, HMP Brixton and HMP Styal in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service. The Clink Charity is in the process of rolling out this concept into other UK prisons.
We train prisoners with 6 to 18 months left to serve to gain their NVQ qualifications in food service and preparation as well as helping them improve their social skills. They gain confidence, motivation, pride as well as learning to work as part of a team. We have developed a 5 step programme which we feel is the key to our success of reducing reoffending rates. We Recruit, Train, Support, find Employment and Mentor. When the prisoners are ready for release, we meet
them at the gate and find them employment in the hospitality industry. Our mentors then meet them in the work place weekly for 6 to 12 months with their
employer. We now have over 200 companies willing to employ our graduates subject to satisfactorily passing an interview. In the UK 47% of all
ex-offenders re-offend within the first year of release. We have managed to dramatically reduce the re-offending rates of our graduates. In 2011 our re-offending rate was 12.5% as a comparative to the national average of 47%.
Charity No: 1134581
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