Social & Economic Impact
Everyone deserves a second chance. Research shows that employment is the key factor to help reduce re-offending rates in the UK. “Employment can reduce re-offending by 50%” (source: No offence).
As advocates of helping hard-to-reach groups develop new skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications together with the full support available through our employment support team, n-ergy has become a trusted brand within the offender reform and education/ training sectors.
Our Employment Support team will help them with job preparation whilst in custody and help secure sustainable employment on release so that they may integrate successfully into their local communities. At n-ergy, we also offer employment opportunities for ex-offenders within our company. In doing so, we believe we make a wider contribution economically by helping to reduce re-offending and crime rates UK wide.
In addition to supporting ex-offenders into work on release, our aim is to tender for and win funded government contracts in Wales and England to support NEETs (Not in education, employment or training) to deliver employability support in the community. We are also aiming to increase our collaborative working practices to create further added value for us and our partners eg. over 50’s project with PRIME Cymru; vocational training and employability support for The Youth Estate.
We are increasing our annual corporate and financial support to three charities which in line with our new policy have been chosen as our “2016/17 charities of the year” by our employees as follows:
is a registered charity based in Devon and also a member of the Air Ambulance association. Devon Air Ambulance (DAA), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary on 27th August 2017, owns two helicopters which allows them to reach emergency scenes – often inaccessible by road – within minutes. DAA provides urgent medical assistance to people in Devon savings hundreds of lives each year.
is a registered charity and founded in 1943, by ten businessmen in South Wales. Tenovus Cancer Care is recognised for its pioneering work in carrying out vital research in the causes of cancer. The charity has launched a number of innovative projects including a mobile support unit, 15 choirs across Wales and a free support line (0808 808 1010) open 8am to 8pm, 365 days of the year!
is a registered charity with its Head Office based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK”.
We also allow time off for employees at our Head Office to make a blood donation to the Welsh Blood Service when they visit with their mobile unit and ultimately help to save lives.
We encourage all our employees to play their part in the protection of the environment and making cost-effective savings that can be reinvested into our business and employee incentives. One of the ways we are doing this through our PRINTSMART campaign launched in Spring 2016; an exciting new project aimed at reducing the amount of paper used at Head Office, Bridgend.
Various PRINTSMART initiatives have been taking place at our Head Office and monthly tips for ideas on saving paper are shared companywide in our weekly employee online newsletter, “soundbite”.
Recycling Outside of the above, the company operates from environmentally friendly premises, whereby recycling is paramount and car share to work is also encouraged.