Blogs & Profiles

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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Wonky Moral Compass

    Hello Five years ago today LandWorks started. We had just received a donation of a porta cabin which surprisingly had no roof! Three prisoners on day release, one offender on licence, and an old pot of…

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    It’s Coming Home

    Hello Friday evening saw the arrival of two lads down from Scotland to watch the football and escape the heat wave in the North! (You can’t make these sort of things up) As an aside they…

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    No experience of frogs necessary

    Hello “Do you sell Frogs?” was this week’s unusual sales enquiry and, before you express an opinion one way or the other, no we do not. We do however have an extraordinary large number of frogs….

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    One Hundred And One

    Hello One offender, one court case, one prison sentence. Quite straightforward retribution and punishment; done, dusted, out of sight and out of mind. Well not quite, not at LandWorks. It’s not unusual in the first few…

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    Busted

    Hello A few years ago, as a responsible parent, I thought it a good idea that my daughter (Lilly, 9 yrs) should listen to the Sex Pistols (at some volume). I wondered what her response would…

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    It’s a balance

    Hello In response to requests to hear about ‘an average week’, here is an extract from Chris’ weekly diary with explanatory notes from the Editor… Week ending Friday 13th The week didn’t get off to a…

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    Benny

    Hello Recently somebody visiting the field gate stall left a note in our comments book… “I’m rather worried about the lovely old man in the veg garden, he’s been hobbling for a few days”. On reading…

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    Guns N’ Hedgehogs

    Hello A frosty start, wisps of wood smoke and the tip tap of hammers a hammering. The creative festive hum is only occasionally punctuated by a distressing wailing from the wood workshop as Graham attempts a…

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    Transforming Nobody

    The actual effect of privatised rehabilitation, via Project Manager Chris Parsons’ fortnightly blog.

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    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    There are a couple of things I need to tell you

    Hello There are a couple of things I haven’t told you… This time last year, there was a man at LandWorks called Jarvis, he got caught up in a prison incident. As a result, he was…