Pathways to Work


Pathways to Work will support individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system

Pathways offers support to increase skills, gain qualifications and increase their employability so that they can secure sustainable employment or access further learning.

The service includes gender-specific support for women and people at risk of homelessness to access education, training and employment opportunities across Swansea.

We work in partnership with HMP Swansea, Swansea Council and other agencies. The project aims to remove any barriers someone with an offending record may have to progress. We help build confidence, resilience and improve wellbeing.


What service users can expect

  • 1:1 support
  • Pre and post-release support
  • Employability workshops
  • Mock interviews and CV writing
  • Support with disclosing convictions
  • Support with accessing funding for qualifications and training
  • Direct links with inclusive employers
  • Wellbeing support
  • Signposting to specialist agencies

Using a strengths-based approach, everyone referred will be assigned a mentor who will co-develop an individual learning plan to create a pathway towards their long-term goals.

Reflective practice will be used to measure progress and assess needs. Acknowledging the prevalence and impact of trauma, individuals can also access direct in-house counselling via our Reflections Network service.

For more information about the service, or to request referral information, please contact us.


The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda. It will provide £2.6 billion across the UK for local investment by March 2025.

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