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There are many ways to keep up to date with New Futures Network and our work to help change the lives of serving prisoners and prison leavers.

You can read about our series of ‘Unlocking’ events, dive into the work of the team and our partners through our blogs, access key advice and guidance via our publications and follow us on social media via Linkedin or X (formerly Twitter).


Employment – everyone deserves a chance

Hear from Greg Mangham, Chief Executive and Founder of charity Only A Pavement Away, about how the charity came to be and his work to support prison leavers into work.

Supporting women into work at HMP Drake Hall

Lucy, Prison Employment Lead at HMP Drake Hall, speaks about her role, the value of hosting regular employability events and the work she does to support women into employment.

Changing prisoners’ fortunes

Alasdair Jackson, Chief Executive of RLSE, tells us about his team’s meeting with the Prisons Minister, and how they hope their work will continue to change prisoners’ finances – and lives.

A Day in the Life of a Prison Employment Lead

Chloe, Prison Employment Lead, offers an account of what she does to deliver on her prison’s employment goals.

Unlocking Potential via Retail and Logistics

Colin Manns, National Employment Manager and co-ordinator of the latest of our national recruitment drives, Unlocking Retail and Logistics, offers his thoughts about the event.

A national recruitment drive with MakeUK

National Sector Lead, Lance Harris, reflects on the third, sector-specific recruitment fortnight, Unlocking Manufacturing, in partnership with MakeUK.

Reflections on Unlocking Construction

Senior National Employment Manager and lead for the sector, Emma Wagstaff, reflects on our second sector-based recruitment drive, Unlocking Construction.

Employment Advisory Board at HMP Downview

Joanna Graham reflects on her journey to becoming Chair of HMP Downview’s Employment Advisory Board and developing a strategy for supporting the women there into employment.

Highlights from Unlocking Hospitality

Hospitality sector lead, George Welborn, reflects on our flagship, sector-specific recruitment fortnight, Unlocking Hospitality.

A welcome to our current and future partners

In our opening blog, CEO, Duncan O’Leary, reflects on highlights from 2022.