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Remembering long standing Nepacs trustee Donald Mackay

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It’s with great sadness we learnt that Donald Mackay, a long standing and much loved Nepacs trustee, has passed away this weekend. Donald was described by those that met him as a 'true gentleman'. Fellow trustee and former Nepacs chair, Jim Black said: "For many of us who have had a ...

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Supporting children and young people during lockdown

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Nepacs youth project are looking to provide some weekly virtual group activities for children and families to take part in during the lockdown period. This could be an activity such as a quiz, arts and crafts activity, baking session, or video support sessions for those young people and families in ...

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Paving the Way for care leavers

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Over the last 18 months, our Paving the Way team (funded by a HMPPS grant) has worked with 261 care leavers in custody within HMP&YOIs Deerbolt and Low Newton. Check out some of the quotes from young people and professionals who valued the support they received (above). As well as providing ...

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Easter packs for families - HMP Holme House

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! 17 families, including 35 children, that would have attend a special extended visit at HMP Holme House during the Easter holidays will have now received a fun Easter craft pack in the post, sent by Nepacs on behalf of their loved one in prison (including a personal message). The ...

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FREE resources for children and families

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Are you looking for ideas to have fun and keep your children busy at home during this period of staying at home due to COVID-19?   A number of organisations have created a resource library to provide activities for children, young people and their families with FREE downloadable or printable resources to ...

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Telephone support available for prisoners families

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With the announcement that prison visits are cancelled across all prisons it is important to remember that there are a number of ways that you and your family can keep in touch with your loved one in prison. You could: - Call them or exchange voice messages using @PrisonVoicemail http://prisonvoicemail.com - Send an ...

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In line with the Government's announcements, the prisons have CANCELLED ALL VISITS. Anyone who has a visit booked will be contacted direct by the prison to notify them. Keep in touch  If you can't visit a loved one in prison, remember there are other ways to keep in touch with them: - Call them, ...

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For the latest statement and information from Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons Thank you for your cooperation..

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Visitors Voice survey 2020 - Tell us what you think!

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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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