The Skill Mill has been listed in the NatWest SE100 Index again this year. The index was created by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital, NatWest's independent social investment charity. The index celebrates UK social enterprises in all their wonderful diversity, and the top 100 are judged on a wide range of criteria – from the growth and sustainability of their businesses to the innovation and resilience they have demonstrated and the social impact they have delivered.
The Skill Mill constantly pushes the boundaries in achieving best practice and promoting justice. We empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of young people, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status with the excluded young offenders providing the individuals with means and confidence to positively engage with the society around them and engage with the wider labour market. In 9 years, The Skill Mill has employed 362 young people in the UK. Just 27 of those have been re-convicted. This means our re-conviction rate is just 7.4%, compared to a counter factual of 72% for young offenders with 11+ convictions.
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