Recycling Lives News

Day in the life: Katrina, Deputy Residential Manager

Katrina is our Deputy Residential Manager, working alongside Neil to support men completing the Six Stage Programme. As well as…

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Training kitchen transformation underway

Work is underway to add an accredited training kitchen to our community café. Funding from FareShare UK is allowing us…

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Rehabilitation programme expanded into four more prisons

Dozens more offenders are being supported by our rehabilitation programme thanks to support from The National Lottery Fund. We are…

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Appeal for volunteers to join food redistribution team

Our Food Redistribution Centre is again appealing for new volunteers to join the team. The Preston-based centre has tripled output…

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Record number of meals delivered in March

March made for a record month at our Food Redistribution Centre, with more than a quarter of a million meals…

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Meet: Laura, CFM Coordinator

Laura is our new CFM Coordinator – responsible for ensuring the needs and expectations of our members are met at…

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Employer extends support with cash boost

Financial and employment support from a partner business is helping our work to reduce reoffending and tackle homelessness. PPS Equipment…

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Huge return on investment found by independent assessment

An independent evaluation has found that for every £1 invested in our programmes, we create £8.44 value. The figure has…

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Rehabilitation sponsorship extended for second year

A sponsor partnership for our rehabilitation work has been extended after a successful first year. VINCI Facilities and Building Solutions…

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Bikes donation sends job seekers far

A bike recycle scheme is helping our work to ‘recycle’ lives. Cycles Recycled CIC have donated bikes to participants of…

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Residential programme receives donation boost

A charitable donation is supporting our residential programme as it tackles homelessness and unemployment. The contribution from insurance brokers David…

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Environmental efforts recognised with regional award

Our work recycling waste electricals and preventing surplus food from going to waste has been recognised with a regional award….

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Donation to support residential programme’s training offer

Gaining skills and securing work has been made easier for our residents thanks to a generous donation. Donaldson Timber Engineering…

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Meet: Paul, HMP Academy Manager

Paul, one of our HMP Academy Managers, explains his role – overseeing operations and delivering personalised support for men in…

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Well-bee-ing boost from donation to Bee Centre

We’re buzzing after developing a very different new partnership – making a £7,000 donation to The Bee Centre. We’ve sponsored…

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Meet: Faye, Specialist Support Coordinator

Faye, our Specialist Support Coordinator, reflects on her role and the range of support that helps people to better manage…

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Volunteering: What our volunteers gain from giving back

They say the most valuable thing you can give is your time – which is certainly true for our volunteer…

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Two TV appearances for Recycling Lives Charity

Our work has been shared with communities across the country in two primetime TV slots. Our impact in tackling reoffending,…

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Royal recognition for pandemic efforts

The Queen has given her royal seal of approval to our work, praising efforts to help communities throughout the pandemic….

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ARCHIVE – Meet: Jamie, CFM Coordinator

UPDATE, Spring 2022 – Jamie is now Manager of our Food Redistribution Centre and Laura has joined us as CFM…

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Celebrating our volunteers this Volunteers Week

Skill, commitment and good fun – these are the key ingredients our volunteers bring to the Food Redistribution Centre. This…

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ARCHIVE – A Day In The Life: Ben, Housing & Employability Coordinator

Ben Moloney, one of our Housing & Employability Coordinators, explains his role – building trust, rewiring brains, and earning his…

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New specialist worker enhances support offer

A new team member is ensuring we deliver the very best, and most appropriate, care to our participants. The new…

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Re-cycling to raise funds and change lives

One of our generous team members is set to cycle the length of Lancashire to raise funds for our charity…

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Devices donation helps ex-offenders to secure jobs

A digital donation is helping the men and women we support to secure jobs and stay connected. Cadent Foundation has…

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Donated freezer increases capacity to feed communities

A national donation has allowed us to almost double the amount of chilled and frozen goods taken into our Food…

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Update: Prison workshop numbers

Since opening our first HMP Academy in 2012, we’ve worked hard to grow our programme and impact, working in prisons…

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Adapting job searching during lockdown

Diversification and dedication. These have been critical for continuing to create opportunities for ex-offenders throughout the pandemic and lockdowns: Job…

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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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“Outstanding” head of rehabilitation wins national award

Our head of rehabilitation has been praised as “outstanding”. Barry Flanagan was named Outstanding Individual at the Criminal Justice Alliance’s…

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Prison partnership earns national award for “excellence”

Our work using recycling to rehabilitate offenders has been recognised with a prestigious national award. Our partnership with Recycling Lives…

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Food Redistribution Centre tacking ‘holiday hunger’

We have been busy helping to feed families this half term, delivering thousands of meals to tackle ‘holiday hunger’. Our…

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“Exceptional results” commended by criminal justice experts

We are proud to have been recognised by our peers as a national leader in offender rehabilitation. Our work in…

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Head of justice praises “impressive outcomes”

The country’s head of justice has commended our “innovative approach to rehabilitation”, highlighting it as an example of the Government’s…

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Chief Executive named Criminal Justice Champion

Our Chief Executive has been named as a national Criminal Justice Champion. Alasdair Jackson was recognised by The Howard League…

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New base opened to deliver food across Cumbria

Our Food Redistribution Centre has opened a new base to deliver meals to communities in North Cumbria. We are now…

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