WELCOME TO THE NEW LEAF INITIATIVE, A COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
The New Leaf Initiative are a local, grass-roots, profit-for-purpose Community Interest Company working to support people with convictions away from crime and into work.
We are award-winning prison to employment specialists operating in the West Midlands with a unique peer-led model which we use to engage those furthest from the labour market, with a focus on using our own lived experiences and professional expertise as a hook to engage, inspire and progress others.
New Leaf offers training and education, sign-posting, work experience and programmes which coach, develop and rehabilitate people.
Employers can confidently recruit our candidates, building a loyal and reliable work-force, whilst feeding into their CSR requirements.
Delivering motivational talks and courses to serving prisoners, corporate partners and third sector organisations.
Developing skills and experience working in one of our social enterprises, or gaining employment with one of our recruitment partners.
The Good Wood Project, established in several prisons, where prisoners create bespoke products from recycled pallets and wood.
Weekly drop-ins at our offices in Birmingham; providing holistic and person-centred support to those who wish to improve and change their lives.
Vocational training in-house or through training and employer partners, including employability skills and construction industry qualifications.
New Leaf was born out of consultation with over 400 people who were serving sentences in the community. Our aim is to hear, value and amplify the voices of communities in custody and beyond.