Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work

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  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Local / community

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Geographical remit: 
National - England


Fine Cell Work is a charity committed to the rehabilitation of prisoners through providing them with purposeful activity. We do this by teaching them soft work skills, by training and paying them to do exquisite needlework to create beautiful products for sale. 

Our aim is to support prisoners and prison leavers to finish their sentences with work skills, money earned and saved, and the self-belief to rebuild meaningful, independent, crime-free lives. 

Fine Cell Work trains prisoners and prison leavers in high-quality needlework skills, and then supports and pays them to create beautiful handmade products, designed by world renowned artists. These luxury products are sold to the public, designers, artists, and heritage organisations, many of whom commission bespoke pieces.

Our unique process boosts our stitcher’s self-worth, instils accountability, and fosters hope. Hope that transformation is possible- for our stitchers, for our communities, and for our society as a whole.


Teaching stitching, embroidery and quilting in prison. Support prison leavers with our post-release programme in London.

Offer accredited training to prisoners and prison leavers to support them whilst in and outside prison. 

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