The Footprints Project

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The Footprints Project

Our vision is to build stronger and safer local communities across Dorset and Hampshire.

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About The Footprints Project

The Footprints Project trains volunteers in the community to provide person centred support for people who have been in prison, have received a community sentence or a caution from the Police, enabling them to lead purposeful, fulfilling lives, contributing positively to the local community. Our Life Works programme offers basic skills training, volunteer opportunities and work experience to vulnerable people including, but not limited to, ex-offenders and people suffering from mental health or addiction problems. Our participants are able to develop their skills in our workshops, making various wooden items. Participants are also able to gain skills in painting & decorating, gardening and grounds work, carpentry and plumbing through our wider work in the community and in our workshop. Life Works helps participants build their confidence and self-esteem, improving their employability. What some of our participants have said: ‘Is an opportunity to give back, be accepted and respected’ ‘A focus beyond addiction or the PlayStation’ ‘A sense of purpose and meaning’ ‘Life Works has brought me some peace and harmony and sanity back into my life. I love the stability it provides’ ‘Gets me out of the house and keeps me busy and occupied’ ‘Keeps me motivated and I get to learn new skills’.

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