The 29th September 2020 marks the day we celebrate and thank our Hidden Heroes working in prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice services for the outstanding service they provide every day and especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Butler Trust will be hosting an event to mark the day. Prisons, probation offices and the youth justice services across the country will be holding local events of their own.
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all and we have seen nations come together to support each other. Millions have come together to cheer, clap and celebrate our key workers. We want to give a round of applause to all of the Hidden Heroes working across the country. The staff that may have been unseen. The staff who have kept our love ones safe during lockdown. We want to thank you for your resilience, adaptability and hard work.
This video highlights the invaluable work our #HiddenHeros undertake to keep people safe both inside and outside their walls.
The Butler Trust
The Butler Trust is a registered charity that was created in 1985 to recognise and celebrate outstanding practice by those working with offenders, through an annual award scheme. It is named after reforming former Chancellor, RAB Butler. “The Butler Trust recognises, celebrates, develops and disseminates outstanding work and best practice across UK prisons, probation and youth justice.”
At Northern Healthcare, we provide supported living services to people with mental health diagnosis. Our residents access our services through various different routes, some from the prison system. We work with professionals from justice services to help people avoid the revolving door of the prison system, by providing the right support and recovery programme for the individual. By working in collaboration with Hidden Heros we can transform the lives of people we support and help an individual safely return to community living.
Visit the Hidden Heroes website to see how you can get involved. The page has hundreds of supporting messages from people all over the nation. You can see messages from prisoners, the public and people working in our prisons, IRCs, Probation and Youth services.
To read more about the link between Health and Justice, click here
Photo by Yanny Mishchuk on Unsplash
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