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High Sheriff visit shines a spotlight on prisoner and families support services at HMP Ford and Lewes

High Sheriff visit shines a spotlight on prisoner and families support services at HMP Ford and Lewes

The High Sheriff of West Sussex has met with the Spurgeons team at HMP Ford and HMP Lewes over Zoom to hear how residents are supported to maintain contact with their families whilst in custody and how a self-study parenting pack initiative is helping fathers to strengthen families ties with the aim of supporting a reduction in re-offending.

To read the full article on the Chichester Observer News website, click here.

Neal and Laura from the Spurgeons team at HMP Lewes and Ford Prison Visiting Centre’s

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.