We are looking forward to the launch of the first Victor Project, based on a partnership initiative that RBLI has developed with Blue Sky. The first of these projects goes live in Medway on 16th April. Blue Sky is a well respected charity working with ex offenders to provide training and development through employment. We’ve combined our expertise in the ex Service environment to launch Victor – providing training, development and work to ex offenders with an Armed Forces background. This first project will be to provide grounds maintenance services to Medway Council, who hope that the project will help them meet their objective of reducing re-offending in Medway.
RBLI is delighted to be working in partnership with Blue Sky, an organisation which shares our objective of providing independence through sustained employment. Blue Sky was selected as the Number 10 Downing Street Volunteer Partner for 2011, recognising their contribution to Big Society objectives and acknowledged at a recent reception hosted by Rt Hon David Cameron.
We hope this will be the first of many successful projects delivered in partnership with Blue Sky; we are already working on the next one which we hope to be able to detail soon.