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The Wallich Building Opportunities, Skills and Success project (BOSS) is a South Wales wide employability and wellbeing programme for people with offending backgrounds.
Our team of dedicated mentors support individuals through the process of rehabilitation and guide them towards a more positive life.
We are committed to breaking down the barriers to employment that a criminal record presents by working alongside employers to access a pool of motivated and diverse talent.
If you are currently in a south Wales prison or on probation, the project is here to help you find stability, regain control and secure employment.
We listen first and ask questions later.
Following a trauma informed model, we build on your strengths and tailor our support to improve your confidence, increase your skills and change your mindset.
“I look forward to speaking to you and making plans for the future and knowing you will listen and support me through means a lot.
Just having that someone means lot to me. Sometimes all people need is support to realise their own potential.” – BOSS client
Want to see a roadmap of how we help people?
Our peer mentors know first-hand what you are going through.
Peer mentors use their personal experience of the criminal justice system to guide you through the process and encourage you to find your own way to success.
“The fact my mentor had lived experience made so much difference to me, we need more mentors like Gemma that are relatable and approachable.” – BOSS client
Are you an employer looking to address skills shortages, struggling to recruit, interested in ban the box or want to be more socially responsible?
Employing people with an offending background contributes to a reduction in reoffending and creates safer communities.
The BOSS project has experience of supporting employers with assessing risk, creating inclusive recruitment policies and identifying those individuals who just need an opportunity to shine.
Speak to us to learn more about how you can become involved.
“The recruitment challenges in construction have grown. We struggle to find labourers for big projects. BOSS allowed us to help people and tap into a new recruitment source.” – BOSS employer
Ask your probation officer to refer you.
If you are an agency supporting an individual, speak to us to discuss our referral pathways.