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  1. 15 minutes in the van 1024x576 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    15 minutes in the van…

    Hello “I kept trying a fresh start, finding a new place to live, new area, and then I just got back on it, selling a bit of Charlie. Now I realise I don’t need a fresh…

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    Swimming with the jellies…

    Hello, Few years ago, somebody called me a starfish person. I was too self-conscious (assuming that accidentally I had adopted the perfume of old fish or looked a bit gangly with too many arms) to ask…

  3. hands potters kick wheel ceramics pottery 1024x683 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Putting back…

    Hello, “That was a bit different mate… Just been to visit 3 lads in the police cells. I remember when it was me in the cell and nobody came to support me back then” Jarvis was…

  4. Community Fund Bunting Wide - Prisoner Training & Placements
    National Lottery funding boost for LandWorks

    LandWorks is celebrating the news that it has been awarded £190,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund to support its work with people in the criminal justice system over the next three years. The National Lottery…

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    I’m feeling better…

    Hello, “Yeah, I’m starting to feel a bit better, less thoughts about committing crime.” Years ago, I would be really pleased to hear this, it meant our reoffending rates would remain low. Now I listen and understand…

  6. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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    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….

  12. 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…

  13. 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…