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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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    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…

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    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…

  7. Wood Chopping December 2020 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Mrs H.

    Hello, Mrs. H, from Budleigh Salterton, contacted me this week in a heightened state of festive goodwill. She is very kindly going to donate her annual fuel allowance to LandWorks (as she has done every year)…

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    Further adventures of Jim

    Hello,  I thought you might enjoy catching up with Jim (Blog 13/08/2020: Leaving Jail today) and his further adventures involving his new side kick Dave. Well, so far, so good and the story to date: Jim has…

  9. Xmas cards 2020 - Prisoner Training & Placements
    Snowman

    Hello, One of the best afternoons of the year is in the run up to Christmas, everyone gets together to make Christmas cards. Fire burning, pens and paint strewn across tables. Giggling, embarrassment, laughter, stories of…

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    Tea and a tent

    Hello, Quite early on, when investigating how social distancing would work at LandWorks, we unhelpfully discovered that it meant we could not get many people into our largest building, where we used to squeeze in 20…

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    Dr Sarah Wollaston joins trustee board

    We are delighted to announce that Sarah Wollaston, former MP for Totnes and Chair of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee, has agreed to join the LandWorks trustee team. A long-time supporter of…

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    Hedgehog lessons

      Hello, Friday morning brings the arrival of a newbie. Discovered curled up inside our shop at the field gate. Small, cute and rather prickly, immediately getting loads of love and attention. Everybody has an idea…

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    Snapshot of England

    Note from the Editor… After Chris’ last blog several people asked to hear a more detailed explanation of Jack’s experience. Hello, Do you like snapshots? A picture that captures a moment in time, depicts a slice…

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    Sentences and Surgeries

    Hello, We thought you might be interested in some of the latest developments here at LandWorks. Supporters day Over 200 people gathered at Quarry Field on 17th August to see what we have been doing over…

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    Celebrating Five Years – and Proof Rehabilitation Works

    LandWorks celebrates five years, with proof rehabilitation works Annual Supporters Day raises £3000 As ministers struggle to get to grips with a growing prison population, the pioneering resettlement scheme LandWorks celebrates five years of success rehabilitating…