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  1. First Day Portacabin 1024x577 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    First Day…

    Hello, I’ve been rummaging around this week, sorting out old files and I found something from 2011 that I thought you may be interested in. A basic plan of what a day at LandWorks was going…

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    On the roof!

    Hello, I’m sitting up on the roof of our main building. Sam (our new site maintenance coordinator) and I have been doing a little roof repair work. I have stayed up on the roof because the…

  3. PipPip Wide 1024x576 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Pip Pip!

    Hello, Resettlement support; what’s that all about then? Well, here’s a snapshot of a ‘normal’ day, last week… “Christ, Chris, you’ve just kicked my Dad into the wall”. Er, well, I was as confused as you…

  4. Dancing May 2021 1024x578 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Wow Indeed!

    Hello, Great to see you, thanks for coming and welcome to the LandWorks Nightclub (you’re right it doesn’t exist, just in my head, it helps). So, come on in… I’ll take your coat and you sign…

  5. johnnys benches 1 e1620905309716 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Johnny…

    Hello, I thought you would be interested in the below, a recent PeN project interview with one of our guys. This project within LandWorks provides a voice for these otherwise untold life stories…. Johnny: I’ve been…

  6. Hawthorn wide 1024x576 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Thorny…

    Hello, Cherry pink and apple blossom white… “Oh God, Chris, this place is just amazing, so tranquil, friendly, wonderfully inviting. It’s just so inspirational! Look at you all, just sitting out together sharing lunch in the spring sunshine….

  7. LandWorks Bird Box - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Twitching and the Art of Site Maintenance…

    Hello, It is supposed to be tea break – but an excited crowd has gathered below a tree and all appear to be looking up at something… Darryl and I have just finished showing two visitors…

  8. Man down e1616691618318 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Man Down…

    Hello, Some time ago (quite some time ago), there was a bit of an incident, one Friday afternoon in January… Three men managed to get themselves all upset and decided to try and take it out…

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    High Sheriff Award for LandWorks

    Gerald Hine-Haycock, the High Sheriff of Devon, has given LandWorks an award in recognition of its work with people in the criminal justice system and its contribution to the community. The award certificate was presented today…

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    Knackered, it feels good…

    Hello, In the morning I catch the bus from Torquay seafront at about 8.20, and travel for 50 minutes or so, and get to LandWorks before 9.15. Yeah, I was surprised at what’s out here, Chris…

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    Lockdown Hangover

    Hello, How is your week going? I am just ordering my 4th breathalyser device. For the last 6 years I have only had/needed one alcohol detection kit. But during this last year, readings have been so…

  12. wooden heart rotated - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Dates and dating…

    Hello, Feels like we are all ‘keeping-on-keeping-on’. LandWorks is still open, slightly reduced numbers to maintain social distancing but open and supporting around 8 -10 placements per week, as well as graduates that need support. Have…

  13. lunch 2018 edit 1024x576 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Challenging an identity…

    Hello, “Chris, baked beans on toast is not a vegetarian meal, if it was I would never, ever, eat that!” His voice was cracking with anger. “Er, I think it is Rob.” “No, it’s not,” now…

  14. thumbnail Birdbox in snow - Prisoner Training & Placements
    A Clear Message…

    Hello,  Stay at home. Yup, a clear message. But difficult if you do not have a home, and you are classed as homeless. And, just a thought, is that really the right term? Homeless, possibly stigmatising, slightly suggests…

  15. Christmas Angel 1024x768 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Christmas Special

    Hello, Well, I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, despite the difficult times. To help the festive period pass with joyous merriment we have provided you with a LandWorks ‘pub type’ quiz with questions from…