MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has praised the important role that volunteering plays in the rehabilitation of ex-offenders from Usk’s Prescoed Prison and said he was pleased to learn of the Welsh Government’s plans to promote volunteering and highlight its invaluable role in retraining ex-offenders.
Speaking today, Nick said:
“I recently met up with ex-offenders from Prescoed Prison and they spoke very highly of how volunteering for organisations such as Usk in Bloom and The Clink Restaurant in Cardiff had helped in their rehabilitation and in preparing them for life in the outside world.
“It was really inspiring hearing of the confidence these projects had given them.
“I was pleased to hear the Welsh Government’s Communities’ Minister, Lesley Griffiths AM, recognise just how invaluable it is for organisations to know how important their support is, particularly to ex-offenders, and to learn that the Welsh Government funds a variety of county voluntary councils and volunteers organisations.”
“I hope this good work will continue.”