We continue to be really encouraged by the work of Saltbox's Restart team.
Restart supports local ex-offenders offering an opportunity to rehabilitate their lives. We currently support over 70 clients & manage a housing stock of +30 properties. As well as providing employment for 20 staff, Restart is one of very few organisations which support prolific offenders.
Last year we supported over 300 local men & women. The national re-offending rate for the cohort of both prolific & generic clients was 50%. However, Restart's 2015 re-offending rate was less than 7% !!! So far in 2016 the re-offending rate has dropped even further to 5%.
Last week the team celebrated an amazing 98% occupancy rate for all our properties. Well done to a brilliant, hard-working team!