Ferrovial Services’ subsidiary is committed to the reintegration of women prisoners through employability and training programs.
As part of Ferrovial Services’ social commitments, Ferrovial Serviços and the charitable institution Santa Casa de Misericordia de Porto are implementing a work and training project to facilitate access to employment for the inmates of the Women’s Detention Centre of Santa Cruz do Bispo in Portugal. This initial programme allows participants (seven in total) to achieve new competencies in areas such as cleaning, maintenance and management of green spaces, as well as skills for working as a team or complying with a work schedule. Ferrovial Serviços has been managing the Santa Cruz do Bispo prison for 11 years, as well as being responsible for maintenance of the facilities, care of green spaces and waste management. Luís Lourdes, head of the contract, explains that women who take part in the project “feel useful because they are part of a team, and this allows them to be active and productive”.