Development & Intervention Practitioner
Keiran is responsible for promoting and improving equality and diversity within some of Suffolk’s prison establishments.
The work includes providing guidance on how to deal with incidences of discrimination in prison. He has a holistic approach to supporting offenders and their families. Keiran works with communities most affected by crime through a culturally informed practice.
Keiran is inspirational. Even before [the programme] I was moving in this direction
The sessions helped because it was good. It allows people to get things off [your] chest. It was useful to do. Was good to be speaking to everyone else…
The sessions provided a good outlet to discuss issues. It felt safe
People were complaining [there were] no Black workshops
The course was a breath of fresh air, there was a nice atmosphere and [gave] a bigger picture than indicated in the little leaflet
They (the sessions) helped to highlight how things are and how they should be – like what we should have like Equality reps. It also helped me think about how I’d approach officers. Like if I kept doing it my way I was always going to get the same result. Now I try to think a bit differently about it.
This area of delivery applies a community informed approach to developing and supporting individuals and communities that are disadvantaged, marginalised, hard to reach and impacted by crime, to become ‘desistance ready’ (ready for change) through empowerment focused .Continue reading ➟
Between January and September 2019 Keiran Manners worked with community partner Arts La’ Olam and renowned international artist Everton Wright (Evewright Studio) to deliver a project at a therapeutic prison in Suffolk .More ➟
Meeting with Sian Berry on 27th March 2019 at City Hall (London Assembly .More ➟
Fari Taherinia Eastern Region Coordinator for HMPPS (Her Majesty Prison and Probation Service) RISE Network. The RISE Network is set up to embed improved ways of working with the ethos of Racial Inclusion and Striving for Equality. Fari is anew partner to the prison consultancy work being developed for prisons in 2020 and beyond .More ➟