How can the building industry help ex-offenders Bounce Back into work?

  • 12 Nov 2014

Bounce Back

Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk

Buildingtalk is supporting Bounce Back, a charity that trains people both in and out of prison and gives them the qualifications to become professional painters and decorators. When they have completed their training they join the Bounce Back Social Enterprise to continue to develop their careers.

Bounce Back believe passionately in giving a persona a job and seeing them in a different light. All their work is focused on training and developing for the future and acting as a bridge to the rest of peoples lives

Bounce Back vans for their Decorating Service

Through partnerships and relationships with a number of employers in the construction industry it also supports people to develop their careers and obtain jobs in other areas of construction by referring them to other employers.

Shortage of painters and decorators

There is currently a shortage of over 13,000 trained painters and decorators and over 40,000 construction workers between now and 2016, demonstrating the need for a new pool of skilled workers to come into the marketplace.In addition, Bounce Back strives to change perception and broaden the minds of both the participants and those that employ them.

Transforming Shoreditch Town Hall

Interior of Shorditch Town Hall

Painters and decorators from Bounce Back will be helping transform Shoreditch Town Hall.

Learn more about this project and how you can help

This project is not only an opportunity to re-decorate a magnificent listed historic building and transform a venue space, but to act as a showcase for Bounce Back and other ex-offender organisations.

If you can help, please contact Francesca Findlater, CEO at BOUNCE BACK

Call 020 7735 1256 or send an email

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