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Empowering Inmates for a Fresh Start

New Ethos Nottingham Housing's Success at HMP Nottingham's 3rd Employment and Housing Event



**Image from 1st HMP Nottingham Employment and Housing event.




On May 19th, 2023, Les Whitely and Lloyd Whitely, Directors of New Ethos Nottingham Housing, attended the highly anticipated 3rd Employment and Housing Event at HMP Nottingham. This event, aimed at providing essential support for inmates, exceeded all expectations, boasting a larger turnout and an even more positive reception than its predecessors. In this blog post, we will delve into the success of the event, sharing the details of New Ethos Nottingham Housing's participation, and engaging with inmates from various locations across the East Midlands. Join us as we explore the collaborative efforts between HMP Nottingham and local organizations in ensuring inmates leave with the necessary foundations in place, including housing and employment opportunities.


1. Engaging with Inmates from the East Midlands:

Les Whitely and Lloyd Whitely had the privilege of interacting with inmates from various locations across the East Midlands. Their presence provided a valuable opportunity to engage directly with individuals seeking support for their reintegration into society. Through meaningful conversations, New Ethos Nottingham Housing gained insight into the unique needs and aspirations of the inmates, further strengthening their commitment to providing essential housing solutions.


2. Collaborative Efforts:

The event showcased the collaborative spirit between HMP Nottingham and eight organizations, each providing stalls and tables of information to inmates. New Ethos Nottingham Housing, working closely with HMP Nottingham's resettlement team, played an integral role in offering crucial support to inmates in need of housing and employment opportunities. This collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive support system for inmates, addressing their immediate needs and setting them on a path to success upon release.





3. Costa Coffee Barista Training:

Inmates at HMP Nottingham are given the opportunity to learn the art of becoming a barista through training provided by Costa Coffee. This initiative equips inmates with valuable skills in the thriving coffee industry, empowering them to explore future employment opportunities. By fostering vocational training, HMP Nottingham prepares inmates for a smooth transition into the workforce, instilling a sense of confidence and self-sufficiency.


4. Bike Building and Maintenance:

HMP Nottingham's in-house training program focuses on teaching inmates how to build, maintain, and repair bicycles. This practical skill provides inmates with a tangible asset, opening doors to employment opportunities in bike shops or as independent mechanics. By offering vocational training in a practical and sustainable field, HMP Nottingham empowers inmates to develop valuable expertise and gain meaningful employment upon their release.


5. The Move-On Prison:

HMP Nottingham is a move-on prison, where inmates are not detained for extended periods. This model emphasizes preparing inmates for successful reintegration into society, placing a strong emphasis on housing and employment support. New Ethos Nottingham Housing's collaboration with HMP Nottingham's resettlement team ensures a seamless transition for inmates, connecting them with suitable housing options and employment opportunities tailored to their specific needs.



The 3rd Employment and Housing Event at HMP Nottingham proved to be a resounding success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of organisations like New Ethos Nottingham Housing and the dedication of HMP Nottingham's resettlement team. Through direct engagement with inmates from the East Midlands, the event provided essential support for their journey towards a fresh start. Costa Coffee's barista training and HMP Nottingham's bike-building program exemplify the transformative vocational opportunities available within the prison system.


New Ethos Nottingham Housing remains committed to working closely with HMP Nottingham and other local organisations to ensure inmates leave with the necessary foundations in place, including secure housing and promising employment prospects. Together, we strive to empower inmates with the resources they need to reintegrate successfully and build fulfilling lives beyond their time in prison.


If you or someone you know could benefit from our supported housing services, please visit our website New Ethos Nottingham Housing, or contact us directly. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and empowering individuals to create a brighter future.


The success of the 3rd Employment and Housing Event at HMP Nottingham reinforces the significance of collaborative efforts in creating a positive impact on inmates' lives. By working together, organisations like New Ethos Nottingham Housing, HMP Nottingham, and other local stakeholders can pave the way for successful reintegration and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.


Through events like these, inmates gain access to vital information, resources, and opportunities that prepare them for a fresh start. The emphasis on housing, employment, and vocational training creates a solid foundation upon which they can rebuild their lives and contribute positively to society.


New Ethos Nottingham Housing is honored to be part of this transformative journey, supporting inmates in their transition from incarceration to independent living. Our dedicated team continues to work closely with HMP Nottingham's resettlement team, ensuring a seamless process and personalised support for each individual's unique circumstances.


As we move forward, our commitment to providing safe and supportive housing remains unwavering. We understand that stable housing is a crucial component of successful reintegration, and we strive to offer tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of individuals transitioning from prison to the community.


At New Ethos Nottingham Housing, we firmly believe in the potential for change and the inherent worth of every individual. By offering support, guidance, and a second chance, we empower former inmates to overcome challenges and embrace a future filled with possibilities.


If you would like to learn more about our supported housing services or get involved in our mission to facilitate successful reintegration, please visit our website New Ethos Nottingham Housing, or contact us directly. Together, we can make a difference and contribute to a society that embraces second chances and promotes positive change.



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