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Catch22 launches its Review of the Year 2020

Catch22's Review of the Year 2020 highlights the collective efforts of our colleagues, partners, funders and commissioners to deliver services and support individuals across the country. Catch22 CEO, Chris Wright, and Catch22 Chair, Terry Duddy, reflect on the last twelve months.

12 March 2021

With spotlights on services from across our Justice, Education, Employability and Skills, Apprenticeships, and Young People and Families teams, as well as Community Links (who merged fully with Catch22 at the start of 2021), our Review of the Year 2020 looks at how Catch22 has supported individuals and communities up and down the country over the last year.

In his reflections on the year, Catch22 Chair, Terry Duddy, said:

“This review captures the activity of Catch22 over our 2019/2020 reporting cycle. When we entered the year none of us could have predicted what was to follow but like so many others over the last 12 months or so Catch22’s colleagues stepped up to the challenge and continued to work hard to reach out and support many of the people who have been most impacted by the pandemic. That’s across our schools, working across the prison estate, with children who have still gone missing and we have continued to help people get into jobs. We have shown enormous initiative and energy to find different ways to engage with our beneficiaries including a brilliant digital event with young people on our NCS programme.”

Introducing Catch22’s Review of the Year 2020, CEO Chris Wright said:

“This report reflects a collective effort not only of Catch22 colleagues but of our partners, our funders, and commissioners. There has been a lot of commentary about building back better but we must also take into the future the lessons we have learnt from the pandemic. That people matter, that there are ways to demonstrate accountability and performance which might look different to the orthodox approach to contract management. Organisations like Catch22 are agile, we can move at pace and make things happen providing there is a degree of trust between those asking and those doing.

“We’ve also seen the willingness of colleagues to think and act differently, these are the lessons we need to build into our future plans. And finally, the pandemic has demonstrated more than ever the need to do more to level up society, to address the digital divide, to ensure people have the skills and capability to secure decent jobs, and to root out the systemic inequalities and discrimination that continue to blight our systems and people’s lives.”

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