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Novus has interesting and exciting news to share. With nearly 3,000 colleagues operating across more than 60 sites and working with over 65,000 offenders annually, there is never a shortage of stories to tell.

The work we do with the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, the Youth Justice Board and a variety of partner organisations enables us to report on how we are raising the aspirations of offenders to increase employability and reduce re-offending.

It gives us great pride to update and inform on the work we do with young people and adults in custody and in the community, providing them with high quality offender education, training and employability services.

Our teams of colleagues are passionate about transforming lives - it is what makes them tick. We look forward to keeping you abreast of their endeavours in sites across the UK.

Novus news will be regularly updated on our website and can also be digested in New Directions, our quarterly newspaper, which you can download below.

Keepmoat Homes Academy partnership

Colleagues at the Novus Construction Academy at HMYOI Deerbolt have been working in partnership with Keepmoat Homes to create a programme that supports young people on release.

Geoff Scott, Community Engagement & Investment Manager at Keepmoat Homes, attended HMPYOI Deerbolt to deliver construction workshops to four groups of young men. They looked at some of Keepmoat’s schemes, the value of work placements, the company’s apprenticeship recruitment methods and what they look for in young people when they recruit.

Commenting on the project, Philip Clarke, Deputy Education Manager for Novus at HMYOI Deerbolt said: “The partnership between Novus and Keepmoat Homes was forged at an employer event held at HMYOI Deerbolt. We were delighted to welcome Geoff back to hold a seminar in the Construction Academy. 

“Learners who attended the session were given an insight into the background of Keepmoat Homes and the organisation’s vision of how they might work with them, both within custody and on release, to gain work experience and the possibility of paid employment and/or further learning.

“The day gave our learners the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and to find out about the employment opportunities that may be available to them through the partnership and the Construction Academy at Deerbolt.”

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Novus has built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of offenders and ex-offenders.

From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.

Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and the National Offender Management Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of re-offending.

Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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