What is LandWorks?

Dartington LandWorks is a work-based training scheme providing a supported route back into the community for current and ex-prisoners.

Based on the vibrant Dartington estate, work-based training goes hand-in-hand with developing life and social skills. Through being involved in a positive and non-judgemental workplace, trainees develop responsibility, self-belief and confidence.

In December 2014, LandWorks received a major cash boost from the Big Lottery fund, securing the project’s future for the next three years.


Another chance

These vital tools give our trainees the ability to choose a life away from offending, to find a job and to play a positive role in our communities.

We work with men on day-release from local prison HMP Channings Wood, and other men and women serving sentences in the community.

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LandWorks blog: Proof of the pudding

During the second Supporters event at LandWorks, Chris is faced with a tricky question from a guest: ‘Your men out here, their crimes I mean, not serious stuff is it?’ Read More >>

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LandWorks blog: Oh, dearie me

In this week's LandWorks blog, a comment from one of the trainees leaves Project Manager Chris Parsons reeling... Read More >>

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LandWorks guest blog: Food for Thought

This year has seen the beginning of a market gardening enterprise at LandWorks, headed up by Project Team Leader, Mark Mitchell. As it flourishes, Mark talks about his experiences, lessons learned and plans to expand further. Read More >>