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Made Inside Britain – Recruiting Differently

Supporting North West prison leavers into sustainable employment through Real Work Environments (RWEs).

Programme Headlines

  • 124 people supported across 3 prisons over 12 months.
Participants at the Fulcrum RWE at HMP Lancaster Farms
Participants at the Fulcrum RWE at HMP/YOI Thorn Cross

For 18 months, Antz Junction has been working in partnership with New Futures Network on the Made Inside Britain project, funded by the Local Integration Fund.

The Made Inside Britain project was held at 3 prisons, HMP Kirkham, HMP/YOI Thorn Cross and HMP Lancaster Farms.

The core aim of the project was to support prison leavers into sustainable employment by providing them with training in Real Work Environments within a prison setting.

Antz Junction was funded to provide individuals with person-centred, through-the-gate support, starting in prison and continuing in the community.

In total, we supported 124 individuals between the 3 prisons with accommodation, education and training, mental and physical health support, finance and debt and family connections. As well as preparing individuals for release.

All individuals on the Made Inside Britain programme that completed training gained a CSCS card and qualifications in scaffolding or plant machinery.

A third of participants went on to work on either ROTL (Release on Temporary License) or when released from prison.

Participants and staff at the Fox Group RWE launch event (February 2022).

We believe

Every person should have an opportunity to overcome barriers and achieve his / her fullest potential and contribute fully to their community.

Project Showcase

Digital Life-Line: Community Fund

Distributing digital communication to people directly and via NGO’s who have no access to online facilities and are at significant risk of mental health issues and re-offending. We will also support connectivity through further training and support.

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