With funding from the National Offender Management Service, CHANGE is working with St. Giles Trust to pilot an easy-read champion programme in two local prisons.
As many as 25% of people in the criminal justice system may have a learning disability, and 60% of prisoners struggle with communication. This project aims to ensure that prisoners with learning disabilities have better understanding and access to policies which affect their stay in custody, to enable them to interact with prisons more constructively and help reduce the risk of reoffending.
CHANGE is working with St. Giles to develop training for pilot delivery in two local prisons and one community based setting to give prisoners, ex-offenders and offenders on remand the skills to develop easy read materials. We will also work to translate existing materials into easy read and look at how accessible materials can be more effectively disseminated in prisons.
For more information about this project, please contact us