Posts Categorized: Case Study

Israel – My Story

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I first went to prison when I was 16 years old – I ended up in Feltham Young Offenders Institute for committing a string of offences. I was then in and out of prison for more than ten years, I totally wasted my teens and my twenties and caused a lot of misery. A couple… Read more »

Army —> Prison —> support from Blue Sky & Amey

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After joining the British Army aged 17 Wayne served two tours in Northern Ireland as a trooper in the late 1980s. He saw some horrific incidents during that time involving some of his close friends and colleagues “that really affected” him, he said. On returning home he slowly adjusted back into civilian life even got…

Ex-offenders in The City’s kitchens

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  In April 2014 Princess was recruited by Blue Sky to work in the Sodexo Prestige team that runs the London kitchens of Nabarro, a leading UK law firm. Princess had previous experience in the catering industry but had not been able to secure a permanent post anywhere in the recent past. As she explained… Read more »

Marlon’s Story

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  Marlon had a full-time job as a courier but when he committed a serious driving offence he had his licence stripped from him for 3.5 years. The very next day he lost his job and the steady income that came with it. After being unemployed for some time he was placed on the Work… Read more »

Tristan’s story in his own words

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  “I’m 27 years old and work on the recycling team with Veolia in Richmond. It’s hard work but I really enjoy being outdoors everyday. By giving me this job Blue Sky has definitely helped to keep me on the straight and narrow. Being in work has improved my family life loads, especially my relationship… Read more »

Clement’s Story

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Until relatively recently Clement had been in and out of jail for almost 7 years. Now aged 44 he thought ‘enough is enough’ and when he was released in December he said to himself he would not be going back this time. He says: “It was so tough on release but I was persistent about… Read more »

Steve telling his story

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Steve was recently asked to go on Prison Radio to talk about Blue Sky and explain to the listeners about what it means to him specifically. 84% of England & Wales’ prison population reportedly listen to Prison Radio so this broadcast would have reached a huge number of people. We are pleased that we are also… Read more »

Jo’s story – housing and a job on release

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Down in Cornwall Jo was waitressing work to get by and support her family. Her issue was that the work was seasonal so for large chunks of the year she was really struggling for money. It was particularly hard over winter when her 3 kids were on Christmas holidays and expecting presents. To make matters… Read more »

Released from prison to employment

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  Andrea’s Story During her time in the Stitch in Time workshop Andrea excelled in all tasks she was given. She was identified by Allison Enenche, Programme Manager, as a person who would be ideal to refer to Working Chance. Working Chance is a London-based charitable social enterprise that helps women with criminal convictions to… Read more »