What we do
Remove the barriers to employment
We help to turn around the lives of people who are in the justice system but who want to leave offending behind. Using social enterprise, Turnaround supports people who have been given prison or community sentences on their journey away from offending. By providing real jobs in transitional employment opportunities, Turnaround works to tackle the barriers between them and employment. In the process, Turnaround engages the wider community, providing opportunities to support people on their journey. Together, we will reduce the individual, social and financial impacts of reoffending.
If you would like to volunteer with Turnaround, or to discuss how your organisation might partner with us, drop us a line.
Real jobs for a real future.
What is Transitional Employment?
We have designed our Transitional Employment model to overcome the barriers that people face as they complete sentences in prison or in the community. For many, conventional employment is hard to find and difficult to sustain.
As well as a supportive employment environment, Turnaround participants benefit from advice and assistance in accessing the other services they need, and social support from people in the community who have committed to helping them on their journey.
Turnaround has been developed through partnership and engagement with a wide range of organisations, including:
Northern Ireland Prison Service
Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Belfast Metropolitan College
Queen’s University Belfast Graduate School
Prison Fellowship NI
We are also grateful for the generous financial or pro bono support from: