The Nelson Trust provides an in-reach service at Eastwood Park Prison. We are working with over a hundred women in prison, our project, funded through the HMPPS CFO3 programme, is helping just under half of those access courses to enable them to go into employment.
The HMPPS CFO3 programme is aimed at helping those individuals who are considered ‘hard to reach’. Although gaining employment is seen as a major step to progression the programme recognises the importance of social inclusion. Due to this recognition, CFO3 focuses more on the participants’ barriers such as health, relationships, finance and accommodation with the intention of providing a positive impact on securing employment in the future.
As part of the CFO3 programme, The Nelson Trust is working with women currently at HMP Eastwood Park providing both one-to-one and group support. The support offered is tailored to the individual and focuses on their specific needs. In addition to this, a through-the-gate service is also offered in partnership with The Nelson Trust keyworkers to ensure on-going support is provided upon release from custody.
The CFO3 programme is funded by