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The Oswin Project in lock down

We remain at work!

The team. To protect everyone and help the NHS we have heeded the call to work from home. We are keeping in close touch with those we work with and are supporting them in any way we can. Plans are being developed and new plans formed.

Café 16. (the Oswin Project’s Café and bakery in HMP Northumberland) has been one of the casualties of the current pandemic. However, our Café manager is busy refining his menus, developing teaching and learning and expanding qualifications. He is also helping the self- isolating in his community in many ways from baking cakes to walking dogs. Café 16’s assistant manager and baker is assisting in his local NHS surgery by delivering prescriptions. As soon as the lockdown in HMP Northumberland ends Café 16 will be open for business as usual.

Oswinners (our clients) we are doing our very best to stay in contact and support our Oswinners through these uncertain times. However, it is not possible to see Oswinners who are in prison and we have postponed meetings with released Oswinners. For the moment work placements, training and volunteering opportunities have stopped.

HMP Northumberland is endeavouring to contain the spread of Covid 19 amongst residents and staff. Similar measures are in place across the prison estate. Only essential staff are going into work and the resident’s movement has been restricted.

The Oswin Project hopes all its volunteers, friends, partners and Oswinners will stay safe and well. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again and to continue working together to give second chance

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