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Celebrating 25 years of supporting families at HMP Northumberland

A north east charity, Nepacs, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the official opening of the visitors’ centre at HMP Northumberland (formerly HMP Acklington and HMYOI Castington) with a celebration event on Monday 30 April 2018. Nepacs has worked across the north east for over 135 years to help support a positive ...

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Zip wire fundraising challenge for Holme House team

On 21 May 2018 five members of our Nepacs team based at HMP Holme House (Selina Royal, Sarah Stokes, Sandi Long, Sam Clark and Mary Barnard) and a member of the CRC Through the Gate team (Ruth Bibbings) will take to the dizzy heights of Wales in aid of Nepacs. They are ...

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Local charity holds open day near Morpeth for potential volunteers

Nepacs is currently seeking new volunteers to help support families and children of prisoners at HMP Northumberland near Morpeth. We have a fantastic team of volunteers working across the region, but are particularly keen to recruit more volunteers at HMP Northumberland located at Acklington near Morpeth. HMP Northumberland is a category ...

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Visitors Voice survey - Tell us what you think!

Have you visited a north east prison recently (including HMP Durham, Deerbolt, Frankland, Holme House, Kirklevington Grange, Low Newton and Northumberland)? We want to hear your views on the services you receive during your visit and the support you have received from Nepacs or the prison. Please take a few minutes to ...

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Update newsletter out now - Winter 2017/18

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Find out what has been happening this winter at Nepacs by reading the latest edition of Update. Hear all about our new Newcastle courts project and Heading Home programme as well as some of the fundraising activities that have been taking place. Click HERE for a copy or pick one up from one ...

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The night I spent in a cell

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Breaking news ... our youth project coordinator Joe Iancu is spending a night in a police cell on 19 December 2017. He isn't doing this for fun, although I'm sure he will enjoy the sleep, but is actually doing it to raise money for Nepacs. The event has been organised by the ...

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

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We’re very excited to let you know that Nepacs has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Last year, thanks to generous supporters like you the campaign raised over £7.2 million for participating charities. It can be tough for children with ...

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The Ruth Cranfield Awards

Over the one hundred and fifty years of Nepacs history its fortunes have waxed and wained, often as a result of changes in criminal justice legislation and/or the economic climate. After a period of stagnation in the 1960/70s, the early 1980s saw a regeneration of Nepacs and a significant growth ...

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