17% of people, 1 in 6 of us, 11 million people, in the UK have a criminal record.
These people need a second chance and in virtually all cases they prove worthy of that second chance once it is given.
Employment makes a huge difference to whether people reoffend or not.
It brings structure and stability to people's lives and allows them to feel accepted.
I have seen young care leavers going off to work on building sites and motorway maintenance projects with pride and enthusiasm. I have seen armed forces veterans gain meaningful work in offices, distribution warehouses and hotels. I have also seen older people gaining a wide range of jobs having previously thought they were destined for the scrap heap. I have now published an A4 workbook based on my findings and the "cookie cutter" repeatable system which I developed, called "How to get a great job when you have a criminal record "
If I can raise enough money, I intend to send a copy of this book to every prison library (117 prisons) because I have seen the difference it makes to people's lives, eventually I would like copies to be made available for serving prisoners approaching release.
I have established Ex-seed™ - an employment agency and recruitment network which is dedicated to placing ex-offenders into well-suited, stable employment and supporting them to enjoy crime-free and fulfilling lives. We offer free help and support with CVs, disclosure and interview preparation and we have a database of 90 preferred employers.
I am grateful to everyone who has reached out to me with offers of support and encouragement, the business model is sound but it just needs enough to get things of the ground and moving. Could I please ask you to now make a small contribution to help develop this specialist recruitment agency and change more lives?
Thank you in advance, please let me know if I can help in any way,
Funds kindly and freely given to this campaign will enable Philip Martin to continue to support ex-offenders into employment and purchase copies of his book for distribution to prisons, charities, probation offices and job centres.
Our hand-drawn logo which shows a tiny oak sapling growing from a tiny acorn and exceeding all expectations......
The book does exactly what the title says and is a proven system for helping prisoners and ex-offenders into employment....
Photo taken 5th September 2019, in my office at HMP Springhill where I established and operated my own careers department (spot the bars on the window) which helped 512 serving prisoners in just 14 months....
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