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Prison Energy Project Severn Wye Energy Agency, UK

The project sought to engage prison services and its communities in a holistic approach, delivering energy surveys to prisons, offender education, staff training, advice and support to offenders’ families.



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The Prison Energy Project was delivered in South West England and Wales in partnership with the Prison Service, Energy Saving Trust and Local Energy Agencies, led by Severn Wye Energy Agency. Funding was provided for the project by the Prison Service, Energy Saving Trust and Local Authorities. The project sought to engage the prison service and its communities in a holistic approach, delivering energy surveys to prisons, offender education, staff training and advice and support to offenders’ families. The project engaged more than 2000 offender families, trained 200 prison staff and more than 50 prisoners received accredited training in sustainable energy which has now been integrated into mainstream training services

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