PEER SUPPORT SESSION
PEER SUPPORT SESSION
The request for a peer support session has been high from the recent mentors’ survey. The next peer support will be on:
Date: Thursday the 19th of April 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Moriarty’s, 28 Regent Street, Rugby, CV21 2PS.
Part of the day is a time with our special guest speaker, Mark Poultney, who is the Universal Credit Partnership Manager at the Department for Work and Pensions. He will be focusing on the new universal credit system.
Volunteer's 'Thank You' Breakfast.
The trustees of Futures Unlocked hosted the volunteer mentors on the 17th of Feb 2018 to say thank you for all their contributions to the success story of Futures Unlocked. The breakfast meeting was attended by trustees, staff and volunteers of Futures Unlocked.
Prison Won't Stop Re-offending, Charities Will!
Jill Completes the Half Marathon!
One of our most committed volunteers, Jill, has just completed Coventry half marathon to raise funds for the bike project at Futures Unlocked!
She has been helping a lot recently with the project and has just stole the show by completing the half marathon in 2hr 30mins and raising £756!
All at Futures Unlocked would like to thank Jill for her efforts and dedication!
Here is a cheesy photo!
World Hijab Day
We are celebrating World Hijab Day at Futures Unlocked/Moriarty’s Café on 1st Feb – We will be wearing headscarves and offering to fit headscarves for anyone else interested in participating.
Please visit http://worldhijabday.com/ for more information!
The Latest Bromley Briefing
You can see the new Bromley Briefing by following this link:
Community Chaplaincy Volunteer Awards
Congratulations! to our Volunteer Mentors Robert and Rachel, who received Community Chaplaincy Volunteer Awards last week! As committed and long-term mentors, Futures Unlocked feel that they are more than worthy of the award!
Robert was described as an enthusiastic and effective volunteer working as a mentor in the community with clients and our through the gate contract, picking up prisoners on release- and also working in our new community cafe Moriarty's where he volunteers as a barista! (you can check out of our community cafe by visiting the Blog or viewing the Facebook page).
Rachel was titled as a warm and approachable volunteer, who is compassionate about the work she completes with her clients. She has spent a lot of her own time working complex cases in the community.
2016 Annual Review
Click the link below to download the 2016 Annual Review:
Our Next Training Dates
Our next training dates are 1st & 2nd December. If you would like to train to become a volunteer please complete the online application.
Man Up programme to be delivered in Leicestershire prisons
We are working in partnership with Safeground to deliver Man Up, a self-development/self-esteem programme delivered in prisons to allow prisoners to investigate and understand issues of identity gender and ethnicity and overcome stereotypes.
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) prisoners are disproportionately over-represented in the prison system and men typically have less support than women to maintain relationships with their children from prison.
In line with the Government’s new Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda, Warwickshire has been allocated 3 resettlement prisons where Warwickshire prisoners will begin their “through the gate” resettlement journey.
Baroness Young has published her review into improving outcomes for young black and Muslim men in the criminal justice system.
Bike Project Gets Underway
Old and broken bicycles abandoned by passengers at Rugby Railway Station have been given a new lease of life in a partnership project between Virgin Trains, HMP Onley, CEMEX and Futures Unlocked.
Mountain and city bikes were among the unwanted cycles which were stored in a warehouse on a platform of Rugby station. With no-one coming forward to claim them, they were decaying and looked set to be thrown away.
Instead Virgin Trains team leader Marlon Golding offered the bikes to Futures Unlocked, a Rugby-based project which provides a volunteer mentoring service to ex-offenders to help them resettle into the community. Futures Unlocked arranged for the bikes to be repaired by prisoners in a cycle workshop in nearby HMP Onley, Northants.