Posts Categorized: News

Made in Prison – Catwalk in London

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  Last night, garments produced at Blue Sky Inside’s Stitch in Time workshop at HMP Bronzefield graced another fashion show, hot on the (high) heels of the show at the Old Bailey. This time the event was at the offices of private bank Arbuthnot Latham whose guests marvelled at the quality of clothes produced by… Read more »

“All Good Things” – Anya Hindmarch & Blue Sky Inside

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  Click on the image below to read Anya Hindmarch’s article in the Financial Times about the good work we have been doing together in HMP Bronzefield. Our employees in the sewing workshop there have been manufacturing dustbags (along with other items for different clients) for over 2 years. Without these contracts we would not… Read more »

Blue Sky North

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  We have a new addition to our website. Click on the image below to find out more about what we are up to the North and how you can help.

Carwyn’s blog – ‘Ray from Chatham’

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A visit to meet Ray Taylor, Blue Sky supervisor and ‘Project Victor’ recruit (pictured alongside), a special initiative to employ and support ex-service personnel who are ex-offenders. Ray works in Chatham, Kent, delivering a contract for Medway Norse to maintain council grounds at historic Gun Wharf among other sites. I feel I already know Ray,… Read more »

The importance of mentoring

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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… Read more »

A Fashion Show in The Old Bailey

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“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… Read more »

John’s blog – 100 employees across 30 contracts

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The 4 day Easter break brought more than the usual respite for the operations team this year – and a massively well-deserved rest after such a positive but really challenging start to 2014. We like data at Blue Sky (well, most of us do) and the checking of numbers so carefully means we are also… Read more »

Our work with veterans is recognised

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  Last year the Home Office commissioned Clinks and Social Firms UK to research examples of best practice to assist others to tackle the social issues related to re-offending. Blue Sky was chosen as one of the 20 social enterprises to produce a case study. We chose to highlight the good work we do with… Read more »