New Life Cycles is a newly formed social enterprise
that has created a cycle workshop that supports people with an offending history in their journey of rehabilitation. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of re-offending and help to restore lives and contribute to the community.
The cycle workshop provides a structured and controlled environment where participants can experience a working environment where skills are learnt, fostering a routine of work and working alongside others which provides a valuable gateway to further training or employment. Working with local agencies, Probation, Police and other community and service providers, participants will gain an understanding of service to the community, repairing bicycles, opportunities for apprenticeships or work experience with local retailers, while learning valuable integration skills where they can positively contribute to community life. The workshop also offers residents the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications to become self-sufficient, moving from benefits into employment.
New Life Cycles is part of Langley House Trust, a Christian charity founded in 1958 to transform the lives of men and women coming out of prison. Langley House Trust supports over 750 male and female ex-offenders every year, each one having a different story, faith and background, with different barriers to full rehabilitation in the community. Through accommodation based support we help these individual overcome addictions, manage mental health, gain qualifications and increase their self-worth.
We are a forward-thinking responsive charity,
committed to meeting need where it is greatest in Criminal Justice. We support people to establish positive foundations to lead crime-free lives and become contributors to society. Our vision is of a crime-free society where no-one is unfairly disadvantages or excluded because of their past. We achieve this through: accommodation-based support (e.g. hostels, houses, private rented sector accommodation, and registered care homes); comprehensive rehabilitation and personal development programs; education and vocational training; move-on support; in prison visiting; and developing and maintaining key strategic partnerships throughout England. For more information visit Langley House Trust