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.
Hidden Sentence Training
FUTURES UNLOCKED HOLDS HIDDEN SENTENCE TRAINING
Hidden Sentence Training - Because families serve sentences too
'Hidden Sentence' training is for professionals working with children, families and/or offenders. It aims to improve understanding about the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families; improve understanding of a family’s journey on a prison visit; understand the support needs of prisoners’ families at each stage of the imprisonment journey; and improve your own practice in order to support prisoners’ families.
This course gives a clear overview of the issues facing prisoners’ families and provides a range of strategies and resources to help you support them.
DATES: FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018 AND WED 28TH FEBUARY 2018
TIME: 9:30AM - 3:30PM
VENUE: FUTURES UNLOCKED, 28 REGENT STREET, RUGBY
Volunteer Mentor Training- New Dates Announced!!
We have just set new dates for our Volunteer Mentor Training!
This will commence on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018!
This will be two full days on a Thursday and Friday.
What to expect:
- Full training on how to mentor offenders and their families.
- The opportunity to become a volunteer mentor for either offenders or their families.
- Lunch and Refreshments provided!
- A friendly atmosphere and fun group activities.
How do you join in?
- Contact Ola either by email/ telephone.
01788 547 015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- or apply on our website!
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.