3Pillars logic model
We measure behaviour change throughout the apprentice’s journey. We use a model that tracks a participant's knowledge of personal awareness, then their awareness of themselves, then their own changed attitudes, ultimately leading to behaviour change. Our programme promotes self-esteem, resilience, empathy, autonomy, and self-control to validate success. We gather, measure, and analyse quantitative and qualitative feedback data from this process. This enables us to adjust and refine our process, and practices according to each individual's interaction with the programme.
The feedback we have collated suggests our programmes are an effective sport for development tool which can improve mental wellbeing and help foster healthy relationships with family, friends, peers, and prison officers.
These comments are taken from the cohort in 'Play is Training for the Unexpected'.
Since 2016, 3Pillars Project has worked with over one-hundred young people in custody, and hundreds more through its work in London and South East of the UK. Courses have been delivered in Feltham YOI, HMP Wandsworth, and HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs. Monitoring highlights that of our 3Pillars Project programme participants:
Statistics from programmes - 2017/18
All participants improved their communication skills and team working abilities
All participants improved their physical fitness, with an average improvement of 19%
All participants increased their impulse control; with 40% of participants having a 20% improvement.
Adult Programmes - 2016/17
Statistics based on completed feedback forms over six courses
98% agreed that the course had a positive impact with other inmates
95% agreed that the course had a positive impact on their mental wellbeing
95% agreed that they felt better equipped to achieve their goals as a result of taking part in the course
94% agreed that the course had a positive impact on their self-confidence
89% agreed that the course helped them regulate their emotions more effectively.
2019/2020 in numbers
During 2019/2020 we have hosted day release placements, post release referral mentoring, and ongoing support and community membership for people in prison. In addition we have supported prisons and partner organisations with consultancy and programme development.
We launched a pilot of the post-release Fitness Academy and here are the results:
100% of participants have access to a weekly mentoring session
180 hours of mentoring delivered
66% completed vocational training
100% supported with housing & gaining qualifications
100% of our participants 6 months after engagement with 3PP are in employment, education, or training
"What 3Pillars offered us is support after our sentences. It was really, really liberating to know that when you get out of jail, you've got someone to go to for support, and gave us just a good experience in general." - Ex-Participant.
"At first it was just to get out of your cell and play rugby and then I quickly realised that building a relationship with Mike and a few of the other coaches that what they were doing was really good...
It beats most jobs that I've tried to do." - Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) Coach Assistant.