An intensive support and employability service particularly for those with convictions of sexual nature.
The Labyrinth programme ensures that participants move closer to work as they are equipped with a holistic toolkit of skills, competencies and positive attitudes to prepare them for this. Participants gain self-confidence and motivation to progress as they gain a better awareness and understanding their personal barriers and gain support to tackle these. Through initial intensive support, participants gain skills to be more independent and self-reliant. Participants will achieve fundamental employability skills that enable them to identify, pursue and sustain employment opportunities for the long term. Participants gain knowledge and awareness of the impact their criminal record will have on their employment prospects. This is empowering as it often dispels misperceptions about the types of jobs that participants can access or that they would normally deselect themselves from, opening realistic labour market opportunities. Knowledge of the correct process and legal position of what is required to be disclosed to an employer and the management of conviction related restrictions will also empower the participant to operate appropriately.
Primarily individuals with convictions of a sexual nature, although courses can be run for individuals who have other barriers to work.
Referral through appropriate agency, eg. DWP.