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Interview with Governor of HMP Dartmoor

Friday, December 6th 2019

“The first thing I have noticed when I’m walking around is the increase in self-esteem from the recipients because they are receiving a service which means that they feel safe, they’ve got someone they can trust who comes in and helps meet their needs, who is not a staff member, who is a peer.”

This is an extract from a recent interview with Bridie Oakes-Richards, Governor of HMP Dartmoor, talking about the values of the Buddy Support Programme and the impact the Buddies are having on those they are supporting.

The interview can be viewed here.

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