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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Latest blogs

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The expanding market garden at LandWorks

LandWorks blog: ...do oak trees grow (part 2/2)

In the second instalment of this special two-parter, Chris reveals an exciting new chapter in the project's history is about to begin. Read More >>

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LandWorks blog: From little acorns... (Part 1/2)

In this first instalment of a special two-part blog, Chris Parsons reveals the origins of the LandWorks concept. Meet Alan. Read More >>

LandWorks tools in workshop

LandWorks blog: Negative equity

“Chris I ain’t really into this hippy arty stuff, I ain’t doing it" Like many before him, 'art' is met with scepticism from new trainee Darren...Can LandWorks change his mind? Read More >>