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Increasing employment, reducing re-offending

Freedom Bakery is an innovative social enterprise which began as a bakery project to support prisoners to learn employment skills within HMP Low Moss Prison.

Triangle Trust grant enabled:

  • 3 paid posts and to deliver 8 artisan bakery trainee posts with subsequent plans to increase this to 16 posts
  • Placing 75% of Freedom Bakery trainees into paid employment within 6 months of their release
  • A tangible reduction in reoffending rates of bakery trainees
  • The cafĂ© has successfully helped to promote healthy eating of real food both by supplying real bread to venues across central Scotland and helping prisoners with healthy cooking skills
  • Wholesale figures have increased as has weekly turnover and the desired goal is on track by the end of the 2019 financial year