Employer extends support with cash boost

March 2022

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

PPS Equipment have donated to support our residential programme, adding to their ongoing work offering ‘day release’ employment to participants of our prison programme.

The business, based in Staffordshire, welcomed two men from HMP Sudbury to its team earlier this year, in operational roles for its work delivering sustainable alternatives to single use packaging. Now it has made a financial contribution to our residential facility too and is set to take on two more men from the prison.

These practical supports will help us to ensure ex-offenders are ready to resettle in the community following release from prison and also support men who have experienced homelessness to regain their independence.

Joanne Lee, Group Managing Director of PPS, said: “Since we became aware of the amazing work Recycling Lives Charity does we were keen to help support them in their initiatives.
“Having welcomed two men in to our team on ‘day release’ work placements we have seen first-hand the positive effect Recycling Lives has on individuals. They have integrated so successfully that we are now looking to provide further opportunities to join our team through the scheme.
“By also providing financial sponsorship we are proud to help Recycling Lives to provide stable accommodation, social care and employment opportunities to men who may not otherwise receive the support they need to regain their independence and provide a positive contribution to society”.

PPS Equipment is the UK’s leading supplier of returnable equipment solutions for transit packaging, providing plastic trays, crates and pallets as a sustainable alternative to single use packaging.

Our residential facility supports men experiencing homelessness back into independence, offering stable accommodation and tailored support to improve confidence and resilience and overcome personal problems.

Our rehabilitation programme supports men and women in prison to reduce reoffending rates. Working in 15 prisons we support hundreds of people to improve their skills, confidence and resilience ready to secure work and stable housing upon release. Working with employers to offer meaningful, well paid work placements and employment is central to reducing reoffending rates.

Charity Chief Executive Alasdair Jackson added: “We’re very grateful to PPS Equipment for their ongoing support. The employment they offer will make a huge difference for ex-offenders to resettle after release, reducing reoffending rates. This donation on top, to support our residential facility, is very generous.
“We’ve recently had two new men join the residential programme, setting out to find their feet ready to move back into independence. And PPS will soon welcome another two men from our prison programme to their team. PPS’s support is really helping us to change lives for the better.”

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