Freedom Bakery is a Scottish artisan bakery putting a creative twist on baking and a social conscience into our business. We are a social enterprise that believes that people at risk of committing crime can benefit significantly from professional training and employment opportunities.
Freedom Bakery was established in 2015 at HMP Low Moss. We ran a small bakery within the prison walls, training inmates and wholesaling to cafes and restaurants in Glasgow. In 2016 Freedom made the decision to expand. Almost a year later after a successful Crowdfunder road and major investment from Resilient Scotland, we opened a new, purpose-built bakery in Glasgow.
We continue to work with prisoners from Greenock, Barlinnie and Low Moss prisons who come out to our bakery on a training programme on day release. Where we can, we are actively seeking to offer employment to our apprentices after release, and where we cannot, we work with a number of partners to assist them into employment.
The simplest things are the hardest to achieve. And good bread should be simply flour, water, salt (and sometimes yeast)! We strive for honesty and integrity in our baking. In fact those people in training at Freedom Bakery strive for the very same thing.