Posts Categorized: News

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…

A concert in aid of Blue Sky

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On Thursday 20th November 2014 Dr Morton’s Trust put on a concert at St Sepulchre Without Newgate Church in London in aid of Blue Sky. Guests were treated to a performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet playing music by Haydn, Beethoven and the world premiere of a piece by Heath. How did this… Read more »

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 »

Young People supporting Blue Sky

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The Challenge is a national charity with a mission to connect and inspire young people to strengthen their communities. A couple of months ago Steve, Minta, Vilome and some others gave a talk to a group of teenagers from The Challenge about Blue Sky and how we work to help the local community. From that visit… Read more »

Carwyn’s blog – ‘A good sweat’

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  Last week we were delighted to welcome Cristina Fernandez and Julie Muir from the Recovery Support Team of prison drug and alcohol charity RAPt, our new merger partners. It was the first of many encounters between the organisations over the coming months as we learn more about each other’s services, and explore exciting new… Read more »

Merging with RAPt to form offender rehabilitation powerhouse

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                    RAPt (the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) and Blue Sky today announced that they have merged, forming a union to tackle the interconnected problems of addiction, crime and re-offending. Through the merger, RAPt becomes the sole company member of Blue Sky, which will remain a… Read more »

Our new film – “A Stitch in Time”

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WATCH IT NOW Blue Sky Inside’s “Stitch in Time” workshop has been operating in a women’s high security prison for two years so we wanted to give some of our employees the platform to tell their stories. The film also showcases what the women can produce and achieve: from making cotton dustbags for Anya Hindmarch… 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 »