Safe Ground works to promote relationship skills as tools for empowering people to change, so reducing the risk of reoffending and building stronger communities.
The company is established to advance the education of the public, in particular but not exclusively prisoners in the arts, specifically the art of drama, literature and poetry and to use the arts to rehabilitate prisoners by promoting and developing their creative and artistic abilities.
Safe Ground works to support prisoners to establish relationships with their family and community and by offering the opportunity for people to learn or enhance the interpersonal skills needed to maintain these relationships. This is a fundamentally key element in reducing reoffending and aiding successful resettlement. We work alongside the prison service and a variety of voluntary sector agencies to make this happen.
The other strand of our work is our community programme. We bring often divergent groups of people together in a creative dialogue. To explore perceptions of responsibility, cooperation and identity.
Safe Ground aims to:
- The purpose of Safe Ground’s work is to enhance people’s quality of life and life chances, increasing social capital and contributing to stronger, safer communities.
- To contribute to the reduction of reoffending by developing work that challenges established societal ‘norms’ for men, enhances empathy, expression and self-awareness and promote social justice.
Established: July 1995
Registered Charity Number: 1048181
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 0207 2283831
Address: PO Box 1152 London SW11 5ZWView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website