Key4Life’s First Rural Residential in Somerset
Rural communities are, as Key4Life believes, the key to rehabilitating young offenders

In August 2013, five ex-offenders from Ashfield Prison who are part of the Key4Life programme were given the opportunity to visit Somerset.  They experienced the contrasting life of the countryside from the inner city lives they come from. Rural communities and the opportunities that they provide are, as Key4Life believe, the key to rehabilitating young offenders.


The residential programme included:


  • a tour of Cadbury Court, the family home of  farmer and cheese-maker  Archie Montgomery, where they learnt the traditional way of making vintage cheese
  • the opportunity to ride.  Horses helped the boys to face their fears of the unknown and trust in those around them

“This experience was splendid and spectacular.”

Taysharn, ex-offender