Our training programme for offenders is fully self sustainable due to our prison optometry services.
Being able to upskill prisoners and help them get into optics is a great motivator for myself. When choosing new prisoners I ask about their crime. In the last 5 years I've learned how to identify the ones who are serious about making a change & move forwards.
Between 2016-2020 we trained 65 prisoners and 45 of them secured paid work with opticians.