PeoplePlus are a leading employment support and training services company helping people to transform their lives and businesses through work, training, education and financial advice.
PeoplePlus are committed to tackling the underlying causes of crime and offending, and to giving offenders and ex-offenders a second chance. They have more than 350 people working across prisons in the East of England to help people with a criminal record develop skills and qualifications both in prison and after release. They are the largest provider of the Offender Learning and Skills Service.
For those seeking support after leaving custody, PeoplePlus can help them get free, independent advice on a number of issues. They also help them find work through contracts like the Work Programme – where individuals can sign-up for employment support before being released. Additionally, they are working with employers throughout the UK to improve the recruitment practices and the job prospects of offenders, as part of the Employers’ Forum for Reducing Re-offending.
PeoplePlus provide over two million hours of learning and vocational training each year, working with 9,100 offenders in ten prisons, delivering high quality courses that range from basic literacy to the arts. Just some of the 600 courses offered by PeoplePlus include a BTEC in Construction, a GSCE Mathematics and a Diploma in Painting and Decorating.