April 2014

What a year!

By | 4th April, 2014|News|

As we enter 2014/15 please find our key figures for the last financial year before the counters go back to 0 again: We have employed 133 ex-offenders, 43 of whom were taken on in March (hence the recruitment mayhem witnessed here at the office in recent weeks!) due to new contracts. These new starters take our [...]

March 2014

Annie’s blog – getting a job despite the record

By | 31st March, 2014|Blog, Annie's blog, News|

I started a job last week (eeekk! I know) but they're not as welcoming or kind as you guys of course! I'm an e-business Customer Service Officer - I handle social media and field calls about workshops and grants. It's a brand new role so everyone has been finding their feet but I just thought [...]

Cleaning up Hounslow

By | 28th March, 2014|News|

Back in January we reported that the Glebelands area of Hounslow had experienced a dramatic fall in crime since Blue Sky started maintaining Feltham Arena.  Earlier this week Malcolm and the Hounslow team were joined by Police Community Liaison Officer Anne Sanders and other representatives from the Feltham Ward Metropolitan Police to see the good [...]

April 2014

A Fashion Show in The Old Bailey

By | 30th April, 2014|Blue Sky Inside, News|

“This is about helping ex-offenders to walk a new path, and to equip them with the tools they need. With support, there is always a way back – and this amazing dress is testament to what can be achieved. Only by supporting people into new, healthy and fulfilling lives can we break the cycle of [...]

May 2014

The importance of mentoring

By | 2nd May, 2014|News|

Jonathan Aitken, Blue Sky Patron and Centre for Social Justice Fellow, has  produced a report about the role mentoring should play to reduce re-offending and, crucially, the cost of this to the taxpayer. The study says mentoring should be crucial to the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation strategy, which will see 21 new community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) set [...]

June 2014

May 2014