Bounce Back Foundation
Bounce Back Foundation
Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise focussed on training and employment of ex offenders. We firmly believe that everyone has the ability to change and working in several prisons, as well as with London Probation, we offer training, work experience and employment to offenders at the end of their sentences using the skills developed both in custody and on release.
The Charity is a training organisation with three training centres within HMP Brixton with a focus on getting people into paid employment in construction.
Our state of the art training centres in HMP Brixton follow the success of the community ones improving our ability to work inside and out. The centres gives inmates of the prison a fantastic opportunity to learn skills and gain qualification whilst still inside so they are better prepared upon release to obtain employment and resist re-offending. Our community centre in Crisis recruits ex-offenders post release.
Our core objective is to train and equip ex-offenders with skills, professional qualifications and an understanding of how to manage self-employment, benefits and tax so that they can move into the workplace with confidence and complete the transition from custody into paid employment.
We are proud of our achievements to date – over 600 people have been through our programme and we have a re-offending rate of less than 12% against the national average of 60%.
With recent visits from Michael Gove and George Osborne HMP Brixton is at the forefront of re-settlement with The Clink Restaurant and Bad Boys Bakery amongst others working in the prison to develop a rounded offering. Figureheads from our construction and industry partners such as Land Securities and Axis will regularly come in to the centre to present their organisations to the cohorts and talk about future job opportunities.
Bounce Back Foundation aims to:
- To reduce re-offending
- To provide training and access to employment
- To change perceptions of ex-offenders
Established: November 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1144297
Board members: 20
Full time staff: 18
Part time staff: 24
Phone number: 0207 735 1256
Address: 49 brixton station road SW9 8PQView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website