PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2009-1-GB2-GRU06-01664

Best practice in Resettlement Issues Developed in a Grundtvig European partnership

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Greece
  • United Kingdom
  • Portugal
  • Poland
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    HMP Wolds

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Prison

    ADDRESS

    Sands Lane, Everthorpe – Brough

    CONTACT PERSON

    Sandy Watson

    Best practice in Resettlement Issues Developed in a Grundtvig European partnership

    The BRIDGE project (Best practice in Resettlement Issues Developed in a Grundtvig European partnership) has been a project aimed at improving the way prisons manage the resettlement of prisoners. Some of the partners have used this opportunity to develop more resources and information for those prisoners due to be released; others have used the information to better inform prison officers during training; some have developed counselling and guidance skills; others have streamlined their exit strategy for prisoners; one of the external agencies involved has supported training in parenting and pre-release work; another of the group has dramatically improved language skills offering courses to staff and Directors alike; some have worked hard to change the perception of prisoners and others have improved the physical area for families visiting prison; some of the group have spent time trying to develop links with community agencies and several of the partnership have held conferences to highlight this important work. During the two years of the project we have visited each county taking part and where possible we have used the skills of the Prison Video Trust Charity to record the voices of staff, prisoners and their families as we undertake this important journey in improving the resettlement process for the whole family.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • DVD 'Voices'

    The DVD 'Voices' reflects the journey of our partnership during the two year BRIDGE project. As well as showing examples of good practice, it gives staff, offenders and their families the opportunity to express their views on our attempts to improve the resettlement process.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Greek, English, French, Polish, Portuguese

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Audiovisual material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to gerard.rowbotham@pre-school.org.uk

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes