Fine Cell Work is a charity that has proved the extraordinary can happen, even in an environment as bleak as prison.” Times Leader December 2009
Stitching a future
Fine Cell Work trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self esteem. This helps them to connect to society and to leave prison with the confidence and financial means to stop offending.
We wish to build Fine Cell Work as a sustainable social business and charity with the prisoners as stakeholders in the enterprise. We are aiming to become more embedded in the prison system and to guide prisoners towards formal work training and qualifications and to match them up with organisations that can provide support or employment on release.
- Respect, inclusiveness and compassion
- Engagement of individuals to improve their skills and realise their potential
- Volunteering and contributing to the wider community
- Discipline and businesslike approach
- High quality products