Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

I’ve met some very interesting people who volunteer to come and cook, and that’s been my highlight really so far, because I like people, I like to pick people’s brains and things, and I like to listen to people’s lives, and I’ve met some interesting guys and girls that are on community service here, doing … More Benny says: “I always say to them, look if you’ve got the choice, you know you don’t go”

Troy says: “if I’d gone to a place like this, it would have probably stopped me going in the second time…”

  Troy says: “I have been working with Graham, I’ve been doing quite a lot of carpentry and stuff like that, yeah it’s been interesting, it’s work that suits me to be fair, being out and practical, and stuff, they’re pretty simple to make as well, it’s all pretty simple, you don’t realise, it’s just … More Troy says: “if I’d gone to a place like this, it would have probably stopped me going in the second time…”

Graham says: “I’ve been out of prison for nearly a year now…”

“A* company are having about ten tables and benches, which is quite a big order we got and that’s got to be by the end of May, beginning of June, I find it very rewarding working with the guys, actually it’s not that different from before I left prison and I knew what I was … More Graham says: “I’ve been out of prison for nearly a year now…”

Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

“I’ve recently moved down here… I know a couple of people, but I don’t go and see them and that, I’ve met them once and I feel they’re like the exact same mates as I’ve got in [the old place], pretty pointless, it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life to just hang … More Sandy says: “it wouldn’t be worth me trying to change my life, to just hang around with the same people…”

James says: “it’s about helping people who want the help…”

“I’ve been making bowls this morning, they’re all different, two different woods I think, I made nine, I set a target in my head this morning, because I’d done five I wanted to do another five before lunch, but I broke two, so I managed to do another four… and two broken ones, so… I’ve … More James says: “it’s about helping people who want the help…”

Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”

“We’ve been working at the new café and James has done an awful lot of work up there, I think he’s quite enjoyed it… when [LandWorks was closed for a week], James carried on working up there and has now been offered a job by [the Contractors]… James has been given a job… he should … More Graham says: “it’s been a good project for training the lads, but it’s also brought income in…”