The Upper Room (St Saviour's )

UR4Driving

UR4Driving is a new venture which aims to reduce recidivism, improve the life/social skills and transform the employability of ex-offenders who would otherwise be unable to find legitimate work on account of their criminal records.

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UR4Driving is a new venture in collaboration with the Probation Services and a local Community Transport Project. It aims to reduce recidivism, improve the life/social skills and transform the employability of ex-offenders, who would otherwise be unable to find legitimate work on account of their criminal records.

Solution

Ex-offenders earn their driving lessons by completing 80 hours of voluntary work. This structures their day, improves their reliability and ability to work in a team. Once they have their Car or Motorbike Licence we help them find work e.g. CV preparation, interview techniques, basic IT skills. UR4Driving works because ex-offenders want to drive. The voluntary work resocialises them. A job is key in sustaining housing and preventing homelessness. Driving jobs are still open to ex-offenders.