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Looking to Turn Over a New Leaf or a Turning Point? The Feed and ACE are here to help.

June 26, 2020

ACE Training and the Feed are working alongside each other for the Norfolk Community College project to support ex-offenders to gain sustainable employment.

The New Leaf Project and the Turning Point Project aim to support ex-offenders back into the community and into employment, thereby improving their life chances and future prospects.

Both organisations understand the complex barriers many ex-offenders have to overcome before sustaining employment. Support through these projects will develop individuals skills, confidence, work ready behaviours through vocational training and work experience as well as instilling motivation.

The support delivered will be focused on skills, achievements and ambitions – both organisations believe that anyone is capable of lasting changes and will empower people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past.

Lucy Parish, General Manager of The Feed said: “We believe the collaboration of two social enterprises and the skills and opportunities we both bring, will maximise the chances of ex-offenders making lasting changes to their lives.

We recognise for so many of the individuals we support, a job is so much more than an income, it is a future where they can flourish and thrive in society.”

Lou Gardiner, founder and Managing Director said, “I’m delighted to be working in collaboration with the Lucy and her team at The Feed. Our vision is: to do the very best we can for everyone we work with so that individually we make a difference but collectively we change society for the better

Working together has to be the way forward and enhances the valued work both organisations undertake”.

If you think your organisation could support a trainee in some way, please get in touch at or contact Lucy Parish, General Manager of The Feed: 01603 850447 or  ACE  or contact Lou or Paul on 01603 720308.

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