The Clink Charity enables prisoners to gain skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture and supports them post-release to secure accommodation, as well as further training and employment.
Whether they are cooking or serving the public in one of the Clink’s four restaurants, or learning to grow produce for the restaurants in the Clink Gardens, trainees join a structured five-step programme and gain recognised City & Guilds or NVQ qualifications.
The time I spent at the Clink restaurant was a really good eye-opener for me. It helped remind me what it was like to be working again and made me realise how important it was for me to get back to employment on release.Clink Graduate
Clink graduates are significantly less likely to re-offend than prisoners who do not participate in its programmes. This strong track record was a major factor in Fishmongers’ decision to support the development of the charity’s horticultural programme.
For more information about The Clink Charity, click here to visit their website.