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Awards success as Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester recognised for ‘exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic.’

Awards success as Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester recognised for ‘exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic.’

The Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester has been awarded a Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commendation for their exceptional contribution during the Coronavirus pandemic at December’s Safer Awards organised by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Commissioner’s Safer Awards recognise the outstanding contribution volunteers and partners make to the criminal justice system and in keeping the community safer. People from across the public, private and voluntary sector are recognised for the difference they make to help the lives of others.

Announcing the award to the Spurgeons HMP Winchester team, the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner said:

‘‘The team have worked extremely hard during these exceptional times to support the families of offenders in Winchester and networking with those inside. The family’s pathway to reducing reoffending is key to ensuring desistance upon release, and the Spurgeons network has gone over and above to keep the family links strong.’’

Well done to everyone who is part of the Spurgeons team at HMP Winchester for this outstanding recognition.

About Spurgeons Prison-based Family Support Services:

Spurgeons delivers family support services in 12 prisons across England. These services provide family support services for prisoners and their families and friends who visit them, with a particular focus on children and strengthening family relationships. We appreciate how important prison visits are for everyone involved. Our aim is to make them less daunting so that the time spent together helps families to re-connect in a positive way. We are always here to offer practical and emotional support.

To learn more about our work in prisons, click here.