Lee says: “but it’s like when the judge says four-and-a-half years, you think “oh shit…”

“I was on bail for 18 months and I couldn’t take a contract on because it would’ve been in excess of 12 months. I’d already put a tender in, I’d got a job basically, but I couldn’t take it, so I had to sit around doing bit-part jobs while I waited to go to court. … More Lee says: “but it’s like when the judge says four-and-a-half years, you think “oh shit…”

Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

I am a police officer, you get sworn in on Friday of the first week, so it’s all done and dusted, I’m working towards a diploma in policing, which is a two year overall thing and as part of that you have to do 80 hours in the community, so this week at LandWorks comes … More Rachel says: “You need to give people the opportunity to improve their lives and to live”

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…”

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…”

James says: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

“I was working up there [off site at a local cafe] for a couple of weeks… seeing it out from the start, from the beginning, we made the cabinets down here, yeah that’s it, we made the cabinets down here and then when they were ready for us up there, we took them up there, … More James says: “We’ve just started a criminology class…”

Graham says: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

“So we’re all just doing a couple of hours [gardening] in the morning… [we’ve been sanding the worktops too] that is really hard work,  it’s tedious, we did it yesterday three of us and it was alright, we got it done quite quick, and I’ve done most of that one this morning, we’ve got one … More Graham says: “I think it might be a good idea to let him know that I’ve been to prison…”

James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”

“…when I was working I’d get up like half six every morning and then on the weekends you find you still wake up at that time, and to wake up really early you struggle you know… I’m coming in tomorrow as well, instead of doing four days, I’m doing five, again so it’s a bit … More James says: “you can see, you know when you’ve had a good day…”

Rodney says: “you just go into a different place…”

“Today though, I’ve got to make one of those Leopold chairs with Graham, I’ve got to make a bread bin for Chris… I’ll sort that out today… I helped Graham put that [picnic table] together, I can’t say I helped him make it, I mean I cut a few pieces off at angles and then … More Rodney says: “you just go into a different place…”