In partnership with the NHS and HM Prison and Probation Service, 2makeit is delighted to be part of this new project supporting men who have experienced the prison system and who are screened into the Personality Disorder Pathway. One staff member at The Hub summed up the response so far.
"It went down a storm!"
We have expanded our Songbird songwriting project to include work in HMP Brixton and HMP Send to add to existing projects.
We have continued to deliver this project remotely in partnership with Pictora. The aim remains to celebrate the work of artists from different backgrounds without the label of 'offender', bringing out often hidden talent to be ‘Made Visible’.
Our work supporting individuals in the community has increased as pandemic restrictions have eased.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Smitherman as a trustee of 2makeit. Lisa is very well qualified and experienced in the field of criminal justice in the public sector and also with Catch22. She will provide valuable guidance to the governance of our charity at this most challenging time.
Since March 2020 flexibility and innovation have been key to the way 2makeit has been able to continue to help our beneficiaries in prison and in the community. The lockdown meant that we had to pause our participatory work in prisons and adapt our support work in the community. We have come up with new projects and ways of delivering our services to maintain and increase our impact during the Covid-19 crisis to continue supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society.
This is a songwriting project providing activities to guide the writing of lyrics by prisoners which are set to music by a 2makeit Music Makers.
With social enterprise partner, Pictora, 2makeit is continuing the successful 2019 project Made Visible in a remote and online version.
We are also continuing to support our vulnerable ex-prisoners and offender beneficiaries in the community in as many ways as possible under current restrictions, including, but not limited to, help via telephone and email contact, which includes advice on employment, benefits and housing, as well as providing creative activities.
Professor Simon Purcell of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has joined 2makeit as Music and Creativity Adviser. Simon is a renowned performer and music educator and joins 2makeit at a perfect time as we develop new projects to respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis and meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in society.
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.