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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BBC Comedian Tony Hawks

BBC comedian to host event for Dartington Landworks

A special evening of entertainment at Dartington Hall is set to raise vital funds to help ex- offenders in Devon get the skills they need to secure jobs and avoid returning to crime. Read More >>

Landworks' Lottery Fund

LandWorks praises ‘incredible supporters’ after Lottery boost

Supporters of a ground-breaking initiative helping reintegrate ex-offenders into Devon communities have been hailed as ‘incredible’ after their efforts secured a major cash boost from The Big Lottery Fund. Read More >>

LandWorks Project Manager Chris Parsons (right) in conversation with HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons visits Devon re-offending scheme

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons meets current and former prisoners from HMP Channings Wood, HMP Exeter and those on a probation unit for prolific offenders in Devon who currently attend the scheme. Read More >>