Nacro announces 100 redundancies

Crime reduction charity blames the expiry of government contracts and says more job losses could follow


The crime reduction charity Nacro has made 100 redundancies because it has lost local and central government contracts, according to a senior director.

Graham Beech, the charity’s strategic development director, told Third Sector more redundancies were possible as the full impact of cuts "continues to work its way through".

Beech said the job losses related to contracts ending at the close of the financial year in March.

"Nacro has faced some reductions by virtue of local and central government cuts and contracts coming to their natural end," he said. "Like the other charities we talk to, this has meant that some staff have had to be made redundant.

"At the same time, Nacro is also gearing up for the potential opportunities presented to charities in the government’s justice reforms. As a result, we are reviewing our strategies and structures and preparing to grow Nacro for the future as opportunities present themselves."

Nacro had an income of £61m and a workforce of 1,350 over the last financial year. It works with local and central government to help vulnerable people avoid crime, providing services such as housing, education and support to ex-offenders and young people at risk of becoming involved in crime.

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