At Making it Out we're trying to do things differently, so we can be a little difficult to define. Resting somewhere between supportive charity and a design agency or manufacturing business and resettlement service, we intend to bridge gaps between different parts of society and to build better relationships that reduce the likelihood of crime being committed.
We work directly with local prisons and probation services as well as local statutory and voluntary services to identify individuals that are in need of some structured occupational support, either on release from prison, or to help avoid going there in the first place. If you think you or someone else could benefit from spending some time making some fabulous things with us then get in touch or use our referral form.
Making It Out is a small local charity. If you'd like to donate to our work please follow this link. All donations through Wonderful.org go entirely to the charity and will be put to good use.
What we're up to...
We are currently advertising to employ someone in the position of 'Art, Design and Fabrication Facilitator'. We're looking for someone to work with our programme participants to create a wide range of creative products that incorporate artistic techniques combined with a variety of manufacturing processes. Follow this link for more info on the position and how to apply.
During April and May this year Making It Out have been working on a mammoth shop fitting at Emmaus in Portslade Old Village.
In their old chapel we have made and installed bespoke cabinets, mobile hanging units, tables and a unique floating ceiling made from off-cuts produced during the job.
The BBC came to visit as we neared the end of the project and discus the collaboration between us and Emmaus.