Newsletter: July 2019

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Zoe’s Recruitment

Zoe Walker

When I came across CLI I was working in a Prison for a Mental Health organisation. Although I enjoyed the work I was doing and found it very rewarding a couple of things made me consider change. Firstly, my organisation wasn’t giving me the support necessary to face some of the challenges working in a prison throws […]

Recruiting people differently.

The work CLI does to support people to move from difficult situations into more fulfilling lives, is very different to what most people do during their 9-5.  We build close relationships with people and have the privilege of watching them grow and thrive.  Very often, part of that process may lead to a need to […]

The Launch of LExMove at the heart of Manchester International Festival.

LexMove at Manchester International Festival

This weekend Pete spoke on a panel at the launch event of LExMove at the Manchester International Festival.  The Lived Experience Movement (Lex Move) is a collective impact network, connecting, supporting and strengthening the capacity of lived experience leaders to help all our communities thrive.  I’m really excited to be part of such an amazing […]

Diane’s mentoring experience

September has marked Recovery Month, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.  To mark the end of the month, we spoke to Diane Moore, a volunteer, who has started a new support group, Moving On, which is part of SAMAS in Bedfordshire, to help […]

Gemmas Story

Just 12 months ago, Gemma was drinking more than a bottle of vodka a night. Her drinking had escalated when her children were taken into the care of a guardian. At the time Gemma was in denial about the impact her drinking was having on her children. She struggled to understand why social services were […]

Esmee Fairbairn Grant

CLI is delighted to announce we have been awarded £90,000 for our work to cut re-offending rates, from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. As the statistics tell us, 60 per cent of prisoners serving less than 12 months, and 46 per cent of all adult prisoners, are re-convicted within a year at an estimated cost of £15bn […]

Howard League prize winners

Criminal Justice Champions CLI’s directors Peter Atherton and Matthew Kidd were overwhelmed when it was announced they had won the Howard League for Penal Reform’s inaugural “criminal justice champion” award. The Howard League is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. Peter and Matthew won their award based […]

Emma McMahon

Emma McMahon spent two years volunteering with CLI before taking on a full-time position with CRC– Community Rehabilitation Company – based at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester. The 22-year-old credits her experience with CLI as one of the main reasons she got a job that she loves. Well done Emma – glad we could be […]