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BBC: Voicemail from prison: How a mum and daughter rebuilt their relationship

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, is featured in BBC article. “Staying in touch with a loved one in prison can be hard - but a simple voicemail app is making…

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Eastern Daily Press: Award for city charity working to improve prisoners’ mental health

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, scooped the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Criminal Justice Award 2020 which was presented by former Blue Peter and Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas. The…

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BBC Sounds: People fixing the world

BBC Sounds features Prison Voicemail startup that helps inmates to keep in touch with their families. The startup, supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, provides an innovative solution based on a prison’s own phone system – prisoners can communicate…

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Social enterprise honours

Four ventures from the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at Cambridge Judge Business School are named to the 2019 NatWest SE100 Index, which recognises the 100 leading UK social enterprises. Four ventures currently or previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme…

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The Guardian: Prison Voicemail: ‘Prisoners’ families are victims of crime as well’

A feature about Prison Voicemail, a venture helping prisoners communicate with friends and families, that’s been included in Nesta and Observer’s 2018 New Radicals list. Co-founders Alex Redston and Kieran Ball looked at prisoners and the difficulties they face staying…

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The Guardian: New Radicals 2018: More of Britain’s best social enterprises

From helping refugees to integrate into community to campaigning for social housing and raising awareness of autism in the schools – these are just a few projects on Nesta and the Observer list of startups making a real difference in…

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Eastern Daily Press: Prison Voicemail praised by academics for helping strengthen family ties

The work of the Prison Voicemail startup that helps prisoners communicate with their families has been endorsed by academics. Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that “63 per cent of prisoners who responded said it helped them behave better…

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The Conversation: Why prisons should make more time for inmates’ families

Prison Voicemail, a startup that provides voicemail service in UK prisons, is mentioned in the article looking on ways to support inmates during their time in prison. The startup, which was on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the…

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Inside Time: Get your voice heard

A start-up helping prisoners to communicate with their families is featured in the national newspaper for prisons. Prison Voicemail provides an easy to use and affordable voicemail service that is now installed in the majority of prisons in England and…

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The Daily Telegraph: Tech start-up tips: ‘Don’t worry about launching with an imperfect product’

The finalist from this year’s [email protected] final event share their tips on how to start a business and stay motivated. Kieran Ball, co-founder of Prison Voicemail, says it’s important not to be afraid to make mistakes, ask questions and try…

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