Amanda Sheriff, Voluntary Sector Coordinator of the Good Prison project, is organising a number of events designed to support Voluntary Sector organisations in the South West who work with offenders.
EDP Drug & Alcohol Services has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All grant scheme to develop its innovative programme Hidden Gems in Bideford. Hidden Gems supports people who are out of work towards and into employment to develop and build employment skills. Over the course of the programme those who take […]
Participants taking part in Hidden Gems took a day out from jewellery making to be inspired and to find some possible new sales outlets. They started the day at the Pavilions who are interested in displaying some of the jewellery Hidden Gems makes. From here they visited the Words and Pictures Gallery, which sell local producers […]
Are you unemployed and looking for some different support to get back into work? Why not come along to our Hidden Gems Open Day on Wednesday 26th July between 11am and 1pm. Hidden Gems is for peple who are out of work. It helps you develop and build employment skills. You will learn how to […]
In a rare chance to meet outside of the prison as a team staff from HMP Exeter spent some time together for a team building day on Exeter Quay. One of the team shares their experience of the day. On Wednesday something of June we took a trip to the Waterfront restaurant on Exeter Quay […]
On Wednesday 21st June our Community Initiative’s Manager Nik Sutherland was invited to be part of The Recovery Show with Dave and Dani on Riviera FM. The Riviera FM Recovery Show is broadcast every Wednesday between 3pm and 5pm. Nik spoke to Danny and Dave about his own personal story as well as sharing information […]
Last summer, with the help of James Smith Funerals, we began a community allotment in Swanage. The idea behind the project is to give people a space to learn about growing their own fruit and veg. It took quite a while to clear the space last year and its only now a year on […]
Our team at EDP Christchurch are now partnering with Fareshare, who takes surplus food, redistributes it around the country where it is used by partner charities to feed those who need it. The team collected their first donation from Tesco Express Barrach Road in Christchurch this week.
In a final celebration of volunteer week 2017 Sydney who volunteers for our service at HMP Exeter shares her experience of volunteering with EDP. I decided to get involved in volunteering for HMP Exeter after a conversation with a friend, who works there as a Prison Officer. She gave some great insight, to the work that […]
After the success of Flourish pop ups in Bridport EDP are now launching Flourish Community Cafes in Devon. The first cafe will take place this Friday 9th June between 10am and 2pm at Uplands, 81 Heavitree Road in Exeter. Flourish supports local communities to take control of they health and wellbeing and learn from each […]