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 is to give anyone with a loved one in a north east prison a 'voice'.

Anyone who attends will have the chance to:

  • Share your experience of visiting prison, video calls or the impact of lockdown restrictions on your loved ones 
  • Talk about the issues you face when your loved one is in prison
  • Receive or give support to others
  • Raise any concerns
  • Offer suggestions on how the prison or Nepacs can improve support for families or friends

Details of the meetings are:

Holme House – 14 April 10.30am - BOOK HERE
Deerbolt – 18 March 10.30 am - BOOK HERE
Northumberland – 29 April  1.30pm - BOOK HERE
Kirklevington – 16 April 10.30am - BOOK HERE
Durham – 23 April 10.00am - BOOK HERE
Frankland - 26 March 11am - BOOK HERE

Regional event - for anyone with a loved one in any of our 7 north east prisons (those above and Low Newton) - 8 April 2021, 9.30am to 12noon - BOOK HERE

Come along to our Visitors’ Voice virtual group meetings (via Zoom)  and speak to others in a similar  situation to you.

You can book using the email links above, or by calling the prison visits team (contact details HERE). Alternatively, please call us on 0191 3757278 or freephone 0800 012 1539.