Winston Rose Awarded Butler Prize

The Ministry of Justice

Congratulations Winston Rose for being awarded the Butler Prize – a national award for people working in custodial and community justice settings!

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Congratulations Winston Rose for being awarded the Butler Prize!

For over ten years, we‘ve supported innovative social impact projects at the University of Arts (UAL), including the Portal Centre for Social Impact. This major initiative was set up to help UAL’s London College of Fashion share its world-leading expertise with some of the most deprived communities in London.

As part of this initiative, a project called ‘Making for Change’ was set up to give women serving custodial sentences the training and support needed to become skilled workers in fashion. During our visit to His Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Downview, we got to speak to Winston about the fantastic work he’s doing to give women the opportunity to access secure and fulfilling work in the future.

Winston has worked at HMP Downview for around five years where he trains women in sewing and textile technique. Because of the positive impact Winston continues to create through his fashion workshops, he has recently been awarded the Butler Prize – a national award for people working in custodial and community justice settings.

Those who know Winston describe him as an inspiration leader who uses his experiences and skills to teach in an engaging and supportive way. Everybody at the Portal Trust wishes Winston Rose a huge congratulation on being awarded the Butler Prize for all his hard work. It’s very well deserved.

The Ministry of Justice
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The Ministry of Justice
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