With prisons in the news so much, and let’s face, not with happy stories, I’m left still pondering on whether our resources as an organisation are best spent there.
The common threads of poor emotion health, poor educational attainment, being in care, housing difficulties and more make this a tough nut to crack.
Can our courses really affect any change and how can we ensure a ‘through the gate’ offer when finances are so tight?
As our TILS offer evolves, it’s good timing to have these reflections and discussions with the team. Our conversation more and more often turns to how the content of what we do is secondary to the way we make people feel. This must come first and foremost and therefore we must learn to replicate it and grow it.
Our offer will include more of the fluffy stuff, that is so much more important than the time it’s given. We will develop more workshops around goal-setting, identifying resilience, personal relationships, true independence and finding strengths.
This is an exciting development for us and our learning curve.