Sept 2020 - New Leaf Co-Op set up to help former offenders

We have conducted research with our network, people and organisations with a variety of lived expertise who now work as professionals to support others still trapped within the system.

The New Leaf Co-operative will offer work experience, training, qualifications and ownership to its members.

We are being supported by Co-operative UK’s “The Hive” and have already secured paid work as a consultative body to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and wish to make this a National resource that Criminal Justice Professionals and researchers can tap into.

New Leaf plans to focus on the construction sector and property maintenance initially.

The New Leaf Co-operative

New Leaf is setting up a co-operative CIC that will support former offenders by offering them training and employment opportunities. In setting up the new entity, New Leaf has had support and mentoring from the Hive – the co-op development programme funded by the Co-op Bank and delivered by Co-operatives UK. Click here to read the full article.