Welcome to HM Prison Addiewell, a Sodexo Justice prison.
Service Spirit, Team Spirit and Spirit of Progress are the Sodexo values that drew me to HMP Addiewell following a long career in the public sector. Those values underpin and define the work that we undertake in this prison; on behalf of our client, our staff and with our residents. Our focus on safety, decency and maximising opportunities for those in our care are the key components of how we support the Scottish Government values of inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities; and supporting people who are healthy, active, educated, skilled and able to contribute to society, whilst also respecting the rule of law.
I am proud to lead a diverse group of justice professionals who work to reduce risks, whilst also helping those in our care to identify their strengths and find a renewed purpose to their lives. In so doing they support individuals to reduce their offending, which also contributes to a safer Scotland.
We provide a wide range of opportunities for those in our care which include; a broad education curriculum, programmes to help support those with substance issues, programmes that support individuals to address their offending behaviour, work opportunities, charitable initiatives and vocational training. Our work also extends beyond the prison part of the sentence making sure we link our residents directly to community led services and wider support networks.
We work and collaborate with a wide array of statutory and third sector partners and host NHS Lothian within the prison. We firmly hold the premise that everyone is capable of change and with the correct support and opportunities that everyone can therefore determine their own future.
This approach supports the stated purpose of Sodexo Justice; to change lives for the better by reducing re-offending and risk of harm, and improving the Quality of Life of those under our supervision and care. It also supports our client (The Scottish Prison Service) ambition of Unlocking Potential, Transforming Lives
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