Community General Secretary Roy Rickhuss said: “This partnership sees both organisations working together to promote our partnership but more importantly helping to rehabilitate individuals from a criminal culture. Effective rehabilitation programmes such as this can also help improve the well-being of prison officers”.
One of Community’s prison officer members said: “Working alongside prisoners on the football project has made a big difference to my day to day job. The relationship between prisoner and officers will always be a difficult one, but projects like this out in the local community mean that my job is easier back in the prison.”
LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added: “We are delighted to be a part of this programme, in partnership with Community, as it demonstrates the LMA’s ability to make a tangible contribution within the community and enables our members to have a positive impact.
“We look forward to delivering more coaching sessions in the forthcoming year”.