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Inspiring visits highlight resilience and commitment for Spurgeons CEO

By Spurgeons | October 16, 2020
‘‘Since March one of the biggest changes to my role as Chief Executive has been not meeting up with colleagues and visiting services in person. Although we began reopening sites as early as May, health and safety guidance, local restrictions…
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Praying with families affected by imprisonment- Prisons Week 2020

By Spurgeons | October 15, 2020
For forty years now, Prisons Week has prepared prayer literature to enable the Christian community, through individuals and churches, to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons. Spurgeons is one of twenty organisations working in prisons who…

Fond memories help piece together historical records of Spurgeons Stockwell Staff

By Spurgeons | September 28, 2020
Spurgeons was contacted recently by David Allen, son of Henry Edward Allen, who was a pupil at the Spurgeons homes at Stockwell and Birchington between 1930 and 1939 along with his brother Oliver. ”He has many happy memories of his…

Fond summer memories of bat on ball and afternoon teas

By Spurgeons | August 10, 2020
Spurgeons was contacted recently by Martin Kelly, one of our Old Scholars. With his 80th Birthday just around the corner, it would be an understatement to say Martin has lived a full and interesting life. Born on the Lancashire coast…

Helping hand for families on long road ahead

By Spurgeons | July 22, 2020
Dr Harry Annison, Associate Professor at Southampton Law School, has worked with Spurgeons on a new booklet – Offering a Helping Hand – to support the families of those serving IPP, a particular form of indeterminate prison sentence. It’s a…

Trial delivery of virtual Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) expands following high uptake and positive feedback

By Spurgeons | May 27, 2020
A few weeks ago, we shared how our Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) service, had adapted service delivery through the current Covid-19 pandemic by moving their sessions online. We caught up with the team at SPIP to check in with…

Stay-at-home Rachel gets down to business

By Spurgeons | May 14, 2020
Life during lockdown has been challenging for one colleague at our Holland House Children’s Centre, in Sutton Coldfield, though not without its rewards.   Rachel, who is undertaking an apprenticeship for a level 2 diploma in Business Administration with support…
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Peterborough Early Years Team continue support through crisis

By Spurgeons | May 14, 2020
This week, the Peterborough Early Years Team tells us how they have been supporting families in their community during the Coronavirus crisis. Over the last few weeks we have been supporting families through various online tools including Tapestry a learning…

Shielding children from stress felt by separating parents

By Spurgeons | April 24, 2020
Spurgeons is one of the largest providers of the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP). We deliver this programme on behalf of Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), aiming to help parents understand how to put their children…