Lewes Prison Family Support Services
At HMP Lewes Spurgeons run special children's visits, family days, parenting courses for dads in prison and the opportunity for dads to record a story onto a CD for their child. Spurgeons staff (based in the Visitors Centre) and our partner organisations will be on hand before, during and after your visit to offer advice and support.
Due to Covid-19 some services we usually provide have been suspended but we are finding safe ways to keep the communication going between dads and their families. Please contact the Spurgeons team for more information.
''Always welcoming and help me relax before my visit. The staff make me feel at ease.''
''Spurgeons have made the waiting area feel welcoming and treat everyone with dignity and respect.''
''The staff have been brilliant in their support, its lovely to be recognised and remembered on visits.''
Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
The Gov.uk website has put together some frequently asked questions and responses relating to friends and family of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak.
Our Spurgeons colleagues would be happy to answer any questions you may have, you can get in touch with us through the following options:
There are two Blue Badge spaces next to the Visitors Centre. You must inform staff that you are parking there and show your badge as well as provide your vehicle registration number.
There is metered parking on the roads outside the prison.
If you have a disability, please let the prison know and they will ensure your visit is held on the lower level.
Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Lewes Prison Family Services
Safer Custody Team
If you are concerned about someone in HMP Lewes you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.
Support for families
Spurgeons delivers a variety of activities and programmes to support both fathers in prison and their families.
Offering a Helping Hand
Read our guide to supporting those affected by IPP sentences
Hear about how the StoryBook Dad programme works with fathers in prison
Our family days are a way for children to connect with their parent in prison
Top Tips for Families
Read our guide to supporting a child with a parent in prison
Support services and useful links for families affected by imprisonment
Volunteering at a Spurgeons Prison-Based Family Support service can be a great way to support prisoners and families affected by imprisonment as well as the local community.
News and Blogs
Read the latest news and blogs from Spurgeons Prison Family Services
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