The Clink Charity

The Clink Charity

Charity information

The Clink Charity

The Clink Charity’s aim is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry and mentor them back into society.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    We train prisoners with 3 to 18 months left to serve to gain their NVQ qualifications in food service and preparation as well as helping them improve their social skills. They gain confidence, motivation, pride as well as learning to work as part of a team. We have developed a 5 step programme which we feel is the key to our success of reducing reoffending rates. We Recruit, Train, Audit, find Employment and Mentor. When the prisoners are ready for release, we meet them at the gate and find them employment in the hospitality industry. Our mentors then meet them in the work place weekly for 6 to 12 months with their employer. We now have over 120 companies willing to employ our graduates
    subject to satisfactorily passing an interview. In the UK 47% of all ex-offenders re-offend within the first year of release. We have managed to dramatically reduce the re-offending rates of our graduates. In 2011 our re-offending rate was 12. 5% as a comparative to the national average of 47%.

  • Aims

    The Clink Charity aims to:

    • To reduce re offending by equipping ex offenders with NVQ catering qualifications. As well as gaining experiance, confidence, motivation and pride in what they do.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1134581

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 02071476728

    Address: The Clink Charity HMP High Down High Down Lane Sutton Surrey SM2 5PJ

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