Leicester based charity Apex Works held a special event for organisations to hear about an innovative project which supports ex-offenders.
The Helping Hands programme offers support to people who are on probation or have been in prison, to help them look for jobs, complete applications and deal with interviews.
Guests at Apex House included representatives from the probation service, prison service, housing agency STAR, Leicestershire Cares and Remploy advisers. They met with the Apex team and got the opportunity to hear first hand from a service user about the programme.
Liam Sullivan from Employ-Ability Service said, “The Helping Hands presentation was really informative, and the gathering gave my colleague and I the opportunity to meet all the team. We were surprised at the variation in work and skills opportunities Apex provides.”
Apex Chief Executive Gaynor Quilter said, “Helping Hands offers professional and confidential help at a crucial time when people are looking to make a fresh start but may face all kinds of barriers. We support people not just to get them into jobs but to help change their lives too.”
Helping Hands is delivered in partnership with Working Links and Jobcentre Plus.