22 Harden Lane, Bradford BD15 0EU :: Registered Charity No. 1136858 :: Registered Company No. 7008298

Helping offenders work to help others

Thanks to funding from Northern Rock Foundation and the Monument Trust, Margaret Carey Foundation is now helping more prisoners than ever before, getting them to work to help people in need all over the world. More than 70 prisoners a week are working on our projects, learning good work habits and skills.

Prisoners are recycling and restoring discarded bikes in five prisons:

  • Everthorpe, near Hull in East Yorkshire
  • Haverigg, in Millom, Cumbria
  • Northumberland, in Morpeth
  • Garth, in Leyland, Lancashire
  • Liverpool

Prisoners are repairing electric mobility aids and gaining certificates in Portable Appliance Testing in one prison:

  • Kirklevington, near Cleveland in North Yorkshire

Prisoners repair wheelchairs in one prison

  • Garth, in Leyland, Lancashire

Every project is a partnership between the prison and our charity. The prison provides the workshop space, workbenches, any available tools, and an instructor. Margaret Carey Foundation encourages all prisons deliver vocational qualifications associated with mechanical skills. Some institutions deliver literacy and numeracy learning pods in conjunction with the workshop to reach offenders who otherwise will not attend a classroom and we have found this to be very effective.

 


One thought on “Helping offenders work to help others”

  1. I have two adult bicycles which have not been used for some time. However I do believe they are fine for refurbishment. Please contact me by email if you are interested. Thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *