Langley Raises Offender Issues at Bishop’s Breakfast

Langley was delighted to share about offender rehabilitation issues at the Wakefield Bishop’s Breakfast on 10th January 2018.

The breakfast was hosted by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson. Representatives from Langley were greeted to a warm reception at Wakefield Cathedral where the breakfast took place.

Professionals from a range of sectors including the emergency services, education, the arts and finance, attended the event.

The Bishop’s breakfast takes place on a monthly basis, helping to bring different sectors together to support the vision of a strong and successful Wakefield.

Langley shared about its work in Wakefield which supports men to reintegrate into society and live crime-free after sometimes spending years in prison or secure hospitals.

Langley has run a project in Wakefield for over 35 years and currently provides both services in the main project, alongside floating support to vulnerable men and women in the community.

Nationally, Langley works with both men and women, including those with enduring mental health issues, learning disabilities and addictions. We have a reconviction rate of less than 3% for those in our housing.

Speaking about the breakfast, Samantha Graham, Head of Communications, said:

“We were really pleased to have the opportunity to share about the local work of Langley in Wakefield at the Bishop’s breakfast.

“Prisons are facing serious issues at the moment, including a sad prevalence of drugs, violence and overcrowding. Therefore offender rehabilitation programmes in the community are vital to stopping the revolving door of crime and prison.

“We are pleased that we’ve been able to work in Wakefield for over 35 years helping ex-offenders to reintegrate into the community and live crime-free.

“The Bishop shares our passion for seeing offenders rehabilitated and we are proud to be making a positive contribution to the Wakefield community.”