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The issue of re-offending has become one of the most pressing challenges facing society today. 49% of prisoners released in the UK re-offend within the first year and for those who serve sentences under 12 months this increases to 61%. It is now recognised that the record levels of inmates in prison is not helping to reduce crime. The aim of The Clink Charity is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry. Once released prisoners are placed into the ex-offender career mentoring scheme supported and run with the help of hospitality education charity Springboard. As part of the programme graduates receive dedicated support from their mentor to seek full-time employment within the hospitality sector as well as help to secure accommodation, obtain financial help, open a bank account and anything else to ease their reintegration back into society.
- 85 prisoners have been or are currently being trained in The Clink Restaurant to date
- 25 have successfully been released into full time employment
To make a donation to support the work The Clink Charity is doing, you can now donate online.
The Clink Charity has been shortlisted for the Association of Catering Excellence’s, ACE Sustains Corporate Award. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday 17th July at the annual ACE Summer Event at The Crystal, London’s [...]
On Monday 11th May 2009, The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down first opened its doors to the public following many years of development by Chef Alberto Crisci, founder. The Clink’s five step programme is [...]
Success Story – Meet Michael
Released from prison on 31st August 2012, Michael (aged 25) is a successful graduate from The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down. Now working at one of the Thistle Hotels in London, within the meetings [...]