The Clink Charity

The Clink Charity

Charity information

The Clink Charity

The Clink Charity reduces 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 6 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; Recruit, Train, Support, Employ and Mentor. When the prisoners are ready for release, our support workers meet them at the gate and help them find housing and employment in the hospitality industry. We now have over 250 companies willing to employ our graduates
    subject to satisfactorily passing an interview. In the UK 46% 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 2018, the Justice Data Lab released a report which proved that we reduce the chance of a Clink graduate reoffending by 49. 6% compared to someone who hasn't had the opportunity to train with us or be supported into housing or employment on release from prison.

  • Aims

    The Clink Charity aims to:

    • To reduce re offending by equipping ex offenders with National Vocational Qualifications as well as gaining experience, confidence, motivation and pride in what they do.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1134581

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 50

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 02071476728

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

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