Supporting Homeless Rehabilitating Offenders Rebuilding Lives

Together we’re
Recycling Lives

Changing lives through offender rehabilitation, residential support and food redistribution

  • 2020 Year in review

    2020 - Year In Review

    2.3 million meals delivered. 97% rehabilitation rate maintained. 13 men supported. Read about our record last year...

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  • Together we’re changing lives

    Together we’re changing lives

    We’re rehabilitating offenders - to reduce reoffending, reunite families and improve employment rates

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  • Together we’re changing lives

    Together we’re changing lives

    We’re supporting men facing homelessness - to reduce welfare dependency and develop independence

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  • Together we’re changing lives

    Together we’re changing lives

    We’re providing food to schools and charities - to support communities and tackle food poverty

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Recycling Lives works
Recycling Lives works

Partnerships

Working with partners across all sectors we help prisons, businesses and charities to create lasting change:

  • Working with communities to reduce crime, homelessness and poverty
  • Partnering with prisons to reduce reoffending by supporting offenders
  • Working with businesses to demonstrate their values through recruitment
  • Supporting charities to reduce running costs by providing quality food
Rebuilding lives
  • “The structure Recycling Lives has in place, coaching and mentoring offenders, is invaluable.”
    Governor, HMP Dovegate
  • “I’ve never had people looking out for me in the way Recycling Lives does.”
    Chris, ex-offender
  • “The food from Recycling Lives has helped to reduce costs meaning money can be directed into patient care.”
    Manager, Pendleside Hospice
Read Our Case Studies

Our values

  • Person-centred

    We always put the best interests of the people and communities we support first

  • Collaborative

    We form trusted partnerships across all sectors to deliver on our aims

  • Sustainable

    We deliver financially-sound programmes that create lasting change

  • Proactive

    We are entrepreneurial, fast-paced and responsive to change

Demonstrating value

We create savings for communities and the taxpayer worth millions every year

  • Savings in the criminal justice system for central
    government by rehabilitating offenders
  • Savings on welfare payments for local government by
    supporting the homeless
  • Savings on food and running costs for communities and
    charities by redistributing food
Read our latest Social Value Report here

Latest news

New kitchen donated to residential facility

Staying home has become much more appealing for our residents. The men living in our residential facility have a high…

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Recycling workshops ‘break out’ of prison to survive lockdown

Surviving lockdown was a matter of ‘make and break’ for our rehabilitation and recycling programme. When prisons were forced to…

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Donation supports feeding communities during lockdown

Our busiest ever year in the Food Redistribution Centre has been made more manageable thanks to a generation cash donation….

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