Our work in the Community
A vital part of our work is that it continues in the community. Supporting people to re-build their lives on release is crucial in reducing the risk of re-offending.
Support can be just ‘being there’ for a conversation when needed, continuing support for creative activities from art to music to provide something to do and individual and peer mentoring that might help an individual get back into work.
Artwork created in prison courtesy of 2makeit’s social enterprise partner, Pictora Ltd.
Some of the most effective rehabilitative work connects prison and the community and provides vital links ‘through the gate’.
In Made Visible, with social enterprise partner Pictora, prisoners created their own art and poetry for their own exhibition in HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire, also used in conjunction with work done in partnership with agencies such as probation and JobCentre Plus for a community exhibition. The prison exhibition featured over 100 items with certificates presented to all contributors by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire at an awards ceremony.
The community exhibition was at the Open Door arts space in Berkhamsted over 10 days in August 2019 celebrating the creative talents of artists regardless of their background (without the label of 'offender'), bringing often hidden talent out to be ‘Made Visible’.
This brings together 2makeit with social enterprise, Insider Access, joining complementary services to provide a programme of regular post-release support making the transition back to the community successful and reducing the likelihood of re-offending.
Motiv8r Mondays are regular monthly sessions for ex-offenders who have worked with either organisation to benefit from meeting up for mutual support, the sharing of creative ideas, mentoring and advice to help with their rehabilitation in areas such as employability.
Our work in the community couldn’t happen without different organisations, churches and other agencies offering help, often in the form of the provision of space for meetings, concerts or training.
We would like to thank:
Royal Geographical Society
Royal Society of Arts
St Andrew's Church, Cobham
St Augustine's Church, Bromley Common
St Barnabas's Church, Beckenham
St George's Church, Beckenham
St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington
To find out more please contact:
Philip Emery, Director
07950 099766 or send an Email
2makeit is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales number 8958828 and a registered charity number 1157740.
Registered address: 5 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2SW.