OLASS Provider Overview: PeoplePlus


An overview of PeoplePlus, OLASS provider for the East of England.


PeoplePlus are committed to tackling the underlying causes of crime and offending, and to giving offenders and ex-offenders a second chance.

Responsible for providing OLASS to the East of England, PeoplePlus employ more than 350 staff to help people with a criminal record develop skills and qualifications in prison, and after release.

PeoplePlus have more than 350 people working across prisons in the East of England to help people with a criminal record develop skills and qualifications both in prison and after release.

Providing over two million hours of learning and vocational training each year, working with 9,100 offenders in ten prisons, PeoplePlus deliver high quality courses that range from basic literacy to the arts.

Just some of the 600 courses offered by PeoplePlus include a BTEC in Construction, a GSCE Mathematics and a Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

PeoplePlus work with all prisons in the East of England to deliver the Offender Learning and Skills Service:

  • Bedford
  • Bure
  • Chelmsford
  • Hollesley Bay
  • Littlehey
  • Norwich
  • The Mount
  • Warren Hill
  • Wayland
  • Whitemoor

Additional Services

For those seeking support after leaving custody, PeoplePlus can help them get free, independent advice on debt issues through their national Money Advice Service. PeoplePlus also help individuals to find work through contracts like the Work Programme – where individuals can sign-up for employment support before being released. Additionally, they are working with employers throughout the UK to improve the recruitment practices and the job prospects of offenders, as part of the Employers’ Forum for Reducing Re-offending.


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