LandWorks Updates

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    LandWorks triumphs at 2024 Charity Film Awards

    26 March 2024 – One Day, a short film about LandWorks’ pioneering approach to prisoner resettlement directed and produced by Graeme and Jennie Montgomery, has been named a winner at the 2024 Smiley Charity Film Awards! One Day highlights…

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    LandWorks partners on a unique learning experience

    19 March 2024 – LandWorks has partnered with the University of Plymouth’s School of Society and Culture on a unique education programme to support the university’s criminology and sociology degree studies and provide a powerful learning…

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    One Day makes the final cut in the Charity Film Awards!

    14 February 2024 – We’re incredibly excited to share the news that One Day, a short film about LandWorks’ pioneering approach to prisoner resettlement produced by Graeme and Jennie Montgomery, has been selected as a finalist in the…

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    “LandWorks might be on to something….”

    8 February 2024 – LandWorks was recently visited by Richard Torne, a journalist from South Hams Newspapers. Richard spent the morning with us exploring the site, learning about our resettlement project, and talking to trainees to…

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    Award-winning LandWorks film needs your votes!

    18 December 2023 – One Day, a short film about LandWorks’ pioneering approach to prisoner resettlement produced by Graeme and Jennie Montgomery, was named winner of the ‘Human Rights Award’ at the Canberra International Mental Health Film…

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    LandWorks shares resettlement vision at US Criminology Conference

    27 November 2023 – LandWorks contributed to the annual American Society of Criminology Conference for the first time in November, where our vision for a more effective resettlement process was shared by PeN project lead Dr Julie Parsons…

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    Christmas shopping at LandWorks

    24 November 2023 –  Rudolf and his reindeers have arrived at the LandWorks shop on the Dartington Estate, along with a wonderful selection of handcrafted and festive gifts and cards! Made with love and pride by…

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    Acceptance – The inside story of LandWorks

    July 2023 – Acceptance, a new book by LandWorks published to mark the charity’s 10th anniversary, is shining a much-needed light on the difficult and complex lives of offenders, the challenges of rehabilitation, and their potential…

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    Award-winning Devon-based prisoner resettlement charity celebrates 10 remarkable years

    17 July 2023 – LandWorks, the pioneering prisoner resettlement scheme at Dartington, welcomed 275 supporters, volunteers, and partners to its annual Supporters Day on 14th July 2023 to celebrate 10 remarkable years of achievement. Despite the…

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    Day 3650…

    Hello, Day 3,637 Jimmy, one of the first cohort (then a day release prisoner), just sent the following text… “I know that I’m hard work but something that you said and done that hit home with…

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    G’day…

    Hello, “Mate (Aussie accent), I’ve read your little blog thing for years and mate, all you do is moan. Why don’t you ever say how you would fix it?” Right-oh, good – always encouraging to get…

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    Another brick on the wall…

    Hello, “Do you feel that, Chris? You know, the destruction of hope, the pervading sense that we just have to accept all this.” Oh dear, it’s Monday morning, and I had been quite hopeful of just…

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    Can it go on Grandad?

    Hello, “Alright, Chris, you a Grandad then”. “Er, no”. “Oh, sorry mate, they said you turned 60, my Grandad’s much the same age.” I start to do the maths, but give up…  accepting probably everything is…

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    Orange Suits

    Hello, “When do you get the orange suits, Chris, the offender jump suits the Government want us to wear? I’m not wearing one of those.” I answer quite simply… “We’re not going to have them here.”…

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    The Big Book of Blogs

    Hello, Seven minutes, that’s all it takes to get him from LandWorks to the train station, and he must have told me how bad the weather has been recently at least twenty times. My absurdly optimistic…