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: Wayward Lad

Chat about physical aches and pains is matter-of-course at LandWorks but, as Chris reveals, when it comes to mental health it's a bit of a conversational dead-end... Read More >>

A mosaic at LandWorks, one example of the collaboration between art students and trainees

LandWorks blog: Dear Michael Gove

This week the trainees at LandWorks write an open letter to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Justice, urging him to come and see how LandWorks supports his ideas about rehabilitation. Read More >>

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LandWorks blog: DIY Bob

The mobile is indicating a problem: it’s just gone 5am and the number of missed calls and texts suggests a night crisis has happened. Cue Chris Parsons (aka DIY Bob) to the rescue! Read More >>