HACRO Achievement Awards 2018

HACRO Achievement Awards 2018: HACRO celebrates those who’ve changed lives in Achievement Awards 2018. The HACRO Achievement Awards, now in their second year, celebrate the journeys some ex-offenders have made to turn their lives in a direction that is more meaningful...

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Project Strive

Project Strive Building Better Opportunities, breaking barriers to employment. April 2018 Progression Report: Remind me, what is Project Strive? Since October 2016 HACRO has been a delivery partner for Building Better Opportunities, which is managed by Herts County...

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Working at the Mount Prison – an inside view

Mount Prison. These 2 blogs have been written by a senior member of staff at HMP The Mount and give a good idea of what it’s like working inside a prison. Click here for The Mount Prison opening times. What’s it like working in a prison? I am often asked “What is it...

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AT THE MOUNT PRISON H IS FOR HAWCS

The HAWCS are a team of hard-working Health & Wellbeing Champions who are prisoners at HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire. They have all passed NVQ Level 2 in Understanding Health Improvement. The teams’ main objective is to improve the Health and Wellbeing of the...

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Hard Work and Some Holiday Season Fun!

With over 25000 visitors to HMP The Mount each year, including nearly 5000 children in 2017, the organisation and well running of the Tea Bar by the HACRO Organiser and the team of Volunteers remains essential to the ongoing work involved in running The Visitors’...

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HACRO WorkAbility Gets Thumbs Up

HACRO’s first WorkAbility course ends next week. Here’s what two of the participants have to say about their experience of WorkAbility: “I have found the course to be very helpful. I have managed to improve my self-confidence and learned positive and vital information...

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Getting Local Business Support for HACRO WorkAbility

A key objective of HACRO WorkAbility is to develop links with the Hertfordshire business community, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises. Many Hertfordshire businesses, particularly in the construction and hospitality sectors, are now looking for...

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WorkAbility Pilot Project

HACRO and its partners are running a pilot project to check the WorkAbility concept and its outcomes. The pilot is based at Emmaus St Albans and the course is being delivered by tutors from the WEA. Susan Pope, Area Education Manager for the WEA commented, “The WEA...

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Introducing HACRO WorkAbility

What is WorkAbility? WorkAbility is a new HACRO initiative for supporting ex-offender employment and reducing their likelihood of re-offending. It is a partnership between the public sector (National Probation Service), private sector (BeNCH CRC), and voluntary...

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How Employing Ex-Offenders Works

15 years ago, I visited Thorn Cross, a prison near Warrington. I was there to set up a conference that was taking place the following week. Matt, the inmate who showed me round was so impressive…

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Thursday 28 September 2017, Hertfordshire Constabulary HQ, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XF, CONFERENCE

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HACRO in Pictures

HACRO in Pictures. Take a peek at what we’ve been doing, through a set of pictures taken at various locations…

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PROJECT STRIVE

STRIVE is one of three Building Better Opportunities projects and focuses on barriers to employment…

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