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Half term holiday activities for children and young people

We want to take a moment to tell you about some of the activities coming up this October half term. Above is a copy of our timetable which includes what we have coming up. Monday 25 October 2021 – We will be launching our Halloween competitions! There are prizes to be won ...

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Nepacs wins £10000 Movement for Good Award

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Nepacs has won a £10,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. Nepacs is one of 30 charities chosen by a panel of judges to receive £10,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to good causes this year. The funding will enable ...

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This year our Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 November (from 5.30pm) via Zoom.   The meeting will include a review of key developments during 2020/21 and our annual accounts.  There will also be an update on our new Early days in custody project and work to support care leavers in ...

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Nepacs presents 2021 awards for crime reduction in the north east

Professionals working with prisoners, ex-prisoners or those sentenced to community punishments in the North East have been presented with awards for their efforts to reduce re-offending by Nepacs. The awards have been running since 2004 and in 2018 were renamed in honour of long standing Nepacs’ patron Ruth Cranfield who had the ...

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Funding boost supports young people with a parent in prison

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Young people from County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear with a parent in prison are being offered a specialist support service thanks to north east charity, Nepacs. The service is funded thanks to a £15,000 grant awarded in April 2021 via the ‘Supporting victims fund’, funding provided by the Northumbria Police and ...

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Summer of fun activities for children and young people

Well the summer holidays are here and our youth team are very excited to announce the trips we have planned and online groups during August.  As well as a weekly Monday competition and our Friday online gaming group, the youth team have 3 trips planned: 11 August - Golf and bowling 18 August ...

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New service launched to help strengthen family ties for prisoners

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A new service to support men and women in north east prisons to help strengthen their ties with their family and loved ones has been launched by north east charity, Nepacs. Nepacs, a long-standing charity in the north east of England which aims to support a positive future for prisoners and ...

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We're in the Tesco Community Grants scheme - please vote

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We are pleased to announce that we are in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in the following stores from 12 July to 30 September 2021: DURHAM EXTRA - DH1 2XA      ...

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HMPPS update for prisoners and their families

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On 6 July 2021, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) released this letter for prisoners and their families in response to the Prime Minister's announcement on covid restrictions. Letter to Families Yesterday evening (5 July 2021), the Prime Minister updated the country on what is being done in England so that restrictions in ...

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Shining Stars of 2021 announced

On Thursday 17 June 2021 staff and volunteers from Nepacs were given recognition for their outstanding contribution to supporting prisoners, individuals subject to probation services and their families or friends in the north east. Nepacs introduced the Shining Star Awards in 2017 to recognise and thank Nepacs staff and volunteers who: - Have ...

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