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New support offered to young people with a parent in prison

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Young people from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear with a parent in prison are being offered a new specialist support service from July 2020 thanks to north east charity, Nepacs. The Nepacs’ youth project is launching the service thanks to a £15,000 grant awarded via the ‘Supporting victims fund’, funding provided by ...

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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 Each video call is 30 minutes in ...

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152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining 150+ organisations in a call to Government to put babies, children ...

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Our Chief Executive Helen Attewell will be leaving us at the end of June for pastures new in Cumbria. To help celebrate National Volunteers Week Helen has recorded a special video message to extend her heartfelt thanks and appreciation to each and every Nepacs volunteer who has kindly given their time to the ...

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COVID-19 prison lockdown - Have your voice heard

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Covid-19 has had a massive impact on prisons - from prisoners themselves, to their loved ones outside, to staff and volunteers.  Nepacs is working with the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) to consult prisoners, their families and prison staff about their experiences of the prison lockdown during Covid-19, and build a picture ...

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National Volunteers Week 2020

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It is National Volunteers Week and Nepacs would like to take this opportunity to extend its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to each and every volunteer who has kindly given their time to the various north east projects working with prisoners, people subject to probation services and their families/friends. Without your dedication ...

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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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