On Tuesday 4th of August, we were privileged to meet with George Streatfield, High Sheriff of Dorset, to discuss our work during COVID-19. We were also honoured to receive two awards.

Our CEO was awarded a High Sherriff's award and Stuart, Sharon and our mentor Michael were awarded a brand new award for 2020, the Community Award, for their work supporting people during COVID-19.

Lockdown has increased peoples understanding of what it is like to be in prison; confined in a single room with little or no contact with friends or family. - Caroline Stevens CEO Footprints 

Sharon has been supporting over 50 vulnerable women throughout the crisis, including many at increased risk from Domestic Violence or Mental health issues. Stuart has been instrumental in moving our service from face-to-face to phone support and training new volunteers online. 

He (Stuart) has been unfailingly cheerful and supportive. He has also started new online training which I think has helped to motivate volunteers.  - Footprints Mentor

Michael has been mentoring people released from prison during COVID returning to a very different world. He has supported people to access food and clothing a provided dedicated phone support for people struggling with mental health issues, boredom and frustration brought on by lockdown.