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Novus tutor recognised in prestigious Butler Trust Awards

Inspirational Novus radio trainer at HMP Liverpool, Tim Morris, has been recognised in the 2019-20 Butler Trust Awards. 

The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of those who work in prisons, probation and youth justice settings. Each year the Butler Trust grant 10 Awards and 20 Commendations, with Tim receiving one of the coveted Commendations for his work with the prison’s Radio Walton.

Tim has been delivering the radio course at HMP Liverpool for nine years, supporting learners to gain qualifications and relevant training, alongside developing employability skills that will help them to gain employment on release. 

His enthusiasm has brought a range of high profile guests into Radio Walton, who are interviewed by the learners. The opportunities help to build learners confidence and team work skills. Alongside his work in the prison radio, Tim provides opportunities and inspiration for not only the wider prison community, but the community outside of the prison, helping to break down barriers.

Tim was nominated by Novus Education Manager at HMP Liverpool, Emma Worrall for his “mission to provide high quality and valuable experiences for the learners and the wider prison.”  The nomination was fully supported by HMP Liverpool, with Butler Trust Local Champion and Head of Business Assurance at Liverpool Clare Stanway, Learning and Skills Manager Clare Ferguson, and Governor Pia Sinha all contributing to Tim’s nomination.

Peter Cox, Novus Managing Director said: “Huge congratulations to Tim on his Commendation, which is thoroughly deserved. The positive impact of his work on our learners, the wider prison and into the outside community is inspiring.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work Tim, the team at HMP Liverpool and Novus colleagues across the country do on a daily basis to support our learners, providing them with the confidence, skills and opportunities to turn their lives around and build a positive future.”

You can read Tim’s full nomination here.

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