As 2018 comes to an end and we reflect on another successful year for The Clink Charity, the initiative that trains prisoners to work in food service, food preparation and horticulture,
Here’s their year in numbers…
Trained 351 prisoners
Assessed 127 prisoners to achieve their full City & Guilds National Vocational Qualifications
Released and supported 112 Clink graduates back into the community
Assisted 78 Clink graduates into employment
Enabled 31 Clink graduates to move into accommodation
Opened 2 new training projects – the Clink Events production kitchen at HMP Downview and The Clink Cafe in Manchester
Published 1 new cookbook – Vegetables – featuring recipes from our ambassadors and supporters
Appointed 3 new Trustees
Hosted 1 royal visit from HRH Duchess of Cornwall at HMP Styal
Catered at over 80 events with Clink Events for the Guildhall London in their first year as an accredited caterer
Justice Data Lab report states Clink graduates have a 10.6% reoffending rate – this compares with a national average of 46% and 60% with short sentence prisoners. In the UK it is estimated that each new prison place costs £119,000 and that the annual average cost for each prisoner exceeds £40,000.
H&C News would like to say thank you to The Clink Charity, changing attitudes, transforming lives and creating second chances.
Earlier this year we enjoyed – Five minutes with… Chris Moore of The Clink – we think you will too.