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Virtual support and involvement groups for prisoners' families

Friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons are invited to join upcoming virtual support and involvement group meetings, organised by Nepacs, taking place for each prison in the north east. There will be one session per prison taking place via Zoom - lasting 1 hour in total.  The aim of the groups ...

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Release packs provided to men coming out of HMP Durham

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Our Nepacs family support team in HMP Durham have worked in conjunction with a member of the Chaplaincy team, Mr. James McMaster and the Prison reception team to create ‘release packs’ for prisoners that are not returning to their families and need that little bit of extra support when released.  The ...

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Half term activities for children and young people

Do you have a child with a loved one in HMP Deerbolt, Durham, Frankland, Holme House, Kirklevington, Low Newton or Northumberland? Would they like to join in with our fun virtual group activities this February half term? These fun groups are led by our play or youth workers and give children or ...

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Tell us what you think of our family activity packs

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The team at Nepacs have been working very hard through lockdown to try and help maintain family ties between children and their loved one in prison, as well as to try and alleviate some of the pressure from home schooling for you at home. If you have received one of activity ...

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Guidance on prison visits

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Prison visits to adults are suspended in tiers 3 & 4, & alert level 4. This includes prisons in the north east of England.  Read the latest government advice on Covid and prisons on the Ministry of Justice website here: https://gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons Further information is available on the Pact website HERE.  Prisons are contacting anyone ...

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Video calls now available for prisoners

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We are delighted to announce that Video calls are now available for residents and their families/contacts at: - HMP&YOI Low Newton (women's prison) near Durham City - HMP&YOI Deerbolt near Barnard Castle - HMP Durham in Durham City - HMP Frankland in Durham  - HMP Holme House in Stockton - HMP Kirklevington  - HMP Northumberland Each video call ...

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Video calls get underway at HMP Northumberland

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Video calls will be available for prisoners and their families/contacts at HMP Northumberland from Monday 14 December 2020. Each video call is 30 minutes in duration. At the moment, to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to have one, the calls are limited to one per month. Four people can be on the ...

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Friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons are invited to join our upcoming virtual Visitors Voice group meetings taking place for each prison in the north east. There will be one session per prison taking place via Zoom - lasting 1 hour in total.  The aim of the groups is to ...

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 goes live!

Our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 fundraiser is now live - from noon on Tuesday 1 December to noon on Tuesday 8 December 2020. The campaign aims to raise much needed funds to support children with a loved one in a north east prison. Over 300,000 children are impacted by parental imprisonment ...

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Winter prisoner's bag appeal

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Please help us with our Winter Bag Appeal for prisoners being released from our departure lounges at HMP Durham, Low Newton and Holme House. We aim to give men and women being released from prison release or homeless packs (including essential items such as toiletries) and need your help to do this. Please ...

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