about Action Trust
The Action social enterprises are an innovative collaboration between Action Homeless Leicester, HMPS Glen Parva YOI, The REACH Programme and the TREES Services to reduce
re-offending and homelessness by providing training and employment opportunities to
ex-offenders, armed forces veterans and to homeless people.
This will be delivered by developing clearly defined progression routes: -
Glen Parva staff will select prisoners who have shown the best attitude and aptitude, whilst gaining relevant qualifications e.g. their British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) accreditation for Action Clean, to gain work experience prior to release.
Those selected will be released under a temporary license to undertake a range of duties at Highpoint Conference Centre www.Highpoint.org.uk, part of the TREES Services. Whilst prisoners are gaining work experience at Highpoint they will be further assessed by both Glen Parva and TREES Services staff to identify potential recruits for the Action businesses.
Action Homeless identifies potential recruits through their rehabilitation programmes, who then undertake their training at Glen Parva.
Those chosen will be employed by Action Trust to work within the Action businesses and gain at least 6 months employment, the opportunity to progress within the organisation or develop their careers elsewhere.
Action Homeless will also provide short term accommodation for and support Action Trust employees into independent living as appropriate.
Action Trust aim gives people skills for life to help break the cycles of homelessness and re-offending.
Did you know?
- It costs on average £45,000 per year to keep someone in prison
- It costs up to £31,000 per year to keep someone in a homeless shelter