ABOUT US

Dedicated to supporting you with innovative solutions

We're a group of well qualified Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Educators, Film-Makers, Publishers and MBA's, but we can't do this by ourselves, we need the support of even more talented volunteers, people like you. We don't want your money we only want you to spread the word, to use our books and films or to get involved...

 

We exist to support the work of first aiders, first aid trainers, businesses and ordinary members of the general public so that they can deliver first aid with competence and confidence.

We are not in competition with anybody who offers first aid training or first aid qualifications. Our mission is to support those people who do all of that, so that they can to do it better.

We're more of a movement than anything else and we're dedicated to the principles of being a Not for Profit organisation. We've adopted a structure that is both charitable and progressive, but not a charity. We have to be flexible and adaptable enough to support a mission that needs to be innovative, political and to some extent entrepreneurial.  The political activity of a charity is massively restricted, especially when it comes to lobbying Government and we must retain the freedom to be able to do this. Ours is a model of social innovation whose only true beneficiary is society itself.

 

So how can we succeed where others have failed? Answer: by focusing  our mission on solving the problem and freeing ourselves from the shackles of over regulation.

 

What does that mean? Well, how many charitable organisations could you name who've completely fixed the problems that they set out to solve and have closed down or scaled down their activity because their mission is complete? I can't name one. But that's precisely what we're setting out to do and we'll achieve our UK mission in under a decade.

For a better understanding of our philosophy and why we've chosen to be a charitable organisation but not a charity, take a look at Dan Pallotta's TEDx TALK below:

EXTENDED SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We're proud to be one of a small group of organisations who are pioneering manufacturing and employment in prisons. Organisations like Virgin, Halfords, Timpson and Max Speilmann. We feel that nobody should be judged by the worst moment in their lives and so an important part of the manufacturing process for our books is that they're hand assembled in our UK prison workshops. In England and Wales, nearly 50% of people re-offend within a year of being released from prison and we know that employment is essential to keep people out of trouble. Working in partnership with prison officers, we strive to develop a culture in each of our workshops that resembles a normal working environment, developing a work ethic and important communication and conflict resolution skills in preparation for life on the outside. The quality of work that our prison teams produce is testament to their diligence, patience and commitment and their work and work ethic reflects their capability and future employability.

A not for profit organisation

We're proud to be one of a small group of organisations who are pioneering manufacturing and employment in prisons. Organisations like Virgin, Halfords, Timpson and Max Speilmann. We feel that nobody should be judged by the worst moment in their lives and so an important part of the manufacturing process for our books is that they're hand assembled in our UK prison workshops. In England and Wales, nearly 50% of people re-offend within a year of being released from prison and we know that employment is essential to keep people out of trouble. Working in partnership with prison officers, we strive to develop a culture in each of our workshops that resembles a normal working environment, developing a work ethic and important communication and conflict resolution skills in preparation for life on the outside. The quality of work that our prison teams produce is testament to their diligence, patience and commitment and their work and work ethic reflects their capability and future employability.
We're proud to be one of a small group of organisations who are pioneering manufacturing and employment in prisons. Organisations like Virgin, Halfords, Timpson and Max Speilmann. We feel that nobody should be judged by the worst moment in their lives and so an important part of the manufacturing process for our books is that they're hand assembled in our UK prison workshops. In England and Wales, nearly 50% of people re-offend within a year of being released from prison and we know that employment is essential to keep people out of trouble. Working in partnership with prison officers, we strive to develop a culture in each of our workshops that resembles a normal working environment, developing a work ethic and important communication and conflict resolution skills in preparation for life on the outside. The quality of work that our prison teams produce is testament to their diligence, patience and commitment and their work and work ethic reflects their capability and future employability.
LIFESAVERACADEMY, LIFESAVER ACADEMY

ABOUT US

We're proud to be one of a small group of organisations who are pioneering manufacturing and employment in prisons. Organisations like Virgin, Halfords, Timpson and Max Speilmann. We feel that nobody should be judged by the worst moment in their lives and so an important part of the manufacturing process for our books is that they're hand assembled in our UK prison workshops. In England and Wales, nearly 50% of people re-offend within a year of being released from prison and we know that employment is essential to keep people out of trouble. Working in partnership with prison officers, we strive to develop a culture in each of our workshops that resembles a normal working environment, developing a work ethic and important communication and conflict resolution skills in preparation for life on the outside. The quality of work that our prison teams produce is testament to their diligence, patience and commitment and their work and work ethic reflects their capability and future employability.
LIFESAVERACADEMY, LIFESAVER ACADEMY

We're a group of well qualified Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Educators, Film-Makers, Publishers and MBA's, but we can't do this by ourselves, we need the support of even more talented volunteers, people like you. We don't want your money we only want you to spread the word, to use our books and films or to get involved...

We exist to support the work of first aiders, first aid trainers, businesses and ordinary members of the general public so that they can deliver first aid with competence and confidence.

We are not in competition with anybody who offers first aid training or first aid qualifications. Our mission is to support those people who do all of that, so that they can to do it better.

We're more of a movement than anything else and we're dedicated to the principles of being a Not for Profit organisation. We've adopted a structure that is both charitable and progressive, but not a charity. We have to be flexible and adaptable enough to support a mission that needs to be innovative, political and to some extent entrepreneurial. The political activity of a charity is massively restricted, especially when it comes to lobbying Government and we must retain the freedom to be able to do this. Ours is a model of social innovation whose only true beneficiary is society itself.

So how can we succeed where others have failed? Answer: by focusing  our mission on solving the problem and freeing ourselves from the shackles of over regulation.

What does that mean? Well, how many charitable organisations could you name who've completely fixed the problems that they set out to solve and have closed down or scaled down their activity because their mission is complete? I can't name one. But that's precisely what we're setting out to do and we'll achieve our UK mission in under a decade.

For a better understanding of our philosophy and why we've chosen to be a charitable organisation but not a charity, take a look at Dan Pallotta's TEDx TALK below:

LIFESAVERACADEMY, LIFESAVER ACADEMY
We're proud to be one of a small group of organisations who are pioneering manufacturing and employment in prisons. Organisations like Virgin, Halfords, Timpson and Max Speilmann. We feel that nobody should be judged by the worst moment in their lives and so an important part of the manufacturing process for our books is that they're hand assembled in our UK prison workshops. In England and Wales, nearly 50% of people re-offend within a year of being released from prison and we know that employment is essential to keep people out of trouble. Working in partnership with prison officers, we strive to develop a culture in each of our workshops that resembles a normal working environment, developing a work ethic and important communication and conflict resolution skills in preparation for life on the outside. The quality of work that our prison teams produce is testament to their diligence, patience and commitment and their work and work ethic reflects their capability and future employability.