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.


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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 trainee blog: inside view

A different perspective from LandWorks, as trainee Grayson reflects on his time spent in prison and at Quarry Field. Read More >>

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LandWorks blog: Could you be a mentor?

Not everyone is sad to see the back of Christmas. Thanks to help from mentors, a crisis was averted - but more hands (and ears) are needed to help rebuild lives. Read More >>

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LandWorks blog: The baby cheeses

As Christmas approaches, Chris is struck once again by the power of faith - and realises the LandWorks library is missing a rather key tome... Read More >>