London Square Developments Ltd, St Michaels, for the initiative: “Reducing re-offending through skills and employment”

Transforming lives by creating opportunity and hope, London Square in collaboration with Croydon Works and multi-award-winning social enterprise The Skill Mill, have designed a meaningful work experience initiative to support the rehabilitation of young ex-offenders. As part of the St Michael’s Square Project, the initiative was designed to reduce re-offending and increase employability through engagement, participation and education. The chaperoned 2 week placement gave 4 men and women aged between 16-18, a chance to experience a live construction site and learn about various trades and career options. Feedback from participants was extremely positive and London Square hope to continue the initiative to promote construction careers and host more work placements in the future.

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