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Christmas giving campaign brings festive cheer to children and vulnerable adults across the Isle of Sheppey

By Spurgeons | December 30, 2020
This Christmas, Family Support Worker Lauren for Spurgeons Prison-based family support services at HMP Swaleside and Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey organised a community Christmas giving campaign to enable gifts to be provided to children and families as well…

Spurgeons services recognised for positive difference they make to children, young people and families

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
We are proud to share that two Spurgeons services have been shortlisted in this year’s Children & Young People Now Awards. BeLeave, a service in Birmingham working with girls, young women and their families responding to gang-related risk, and Norwich…

Bringing ‘hampers of happiness and joy’ to families affected by domestic abuse

By Spurgeons | December 29, 2020
The Spurgeons Norwich Connect service, which provides support to families affected by domestic abuse, has been chosen as a charity partner for the third year running in the Love Norwich Christmas Hamper Appeal to provide hampers of ‘happiness and joy’…
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Back to School: Elmbridge Family Centres provide uniform support to families

By Spurgeons | September 16, 2020
With the ongoing pandemic leading to an increase in the number of families financially struggling, many of our services have seen an increase in requests for school uniform support ahead of the return to school. Katie is the Community Development…

Providing essential hygiene packs to families in Birmingham

By Spurgeons | August 17, 2020
As the lockdown continues to ease we have been able to reflect on ways that our services have continued to support families throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In many cases, the support we have been able to provide has been made…

Covid-19 – update from Spurgeons

By Spurgeons | July 23, 2020
Four months since the UK entered the Coronavirus lockdown much has changed in our country. Terms such as ‘unprecedented’ and the ‘new normal’ are frequently used to describe the momentous changes we are living through, and we have had to…

Norwich prison residents beat lockdown to build new visitor centre play area

By Spurgeons | July 22, 2020
While coronavirus put Norwich through lockdown, prison residents in the city were rolling up their sleeves and doing their bit to transform the children’s play area of a prison visitor centre. The visitor centre at Norwich Prison, run by Spurgeons…

‘Offering a Helping Hand’ to families of those sentenced to IPP

By Spurgeons | July 21, 2020
Spurgeons has published a new booklet that addresses the impact of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) and other indeterminate sentences on prisoners and their families. Offering a Helping Hand is a joint publication by Spurgeons and Southampton Law School and…
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Women and children bearing brunt of ‘lockdown’, Commons committee told

By Spurgeons | July 9, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting women and children particularly hard. That’s the view of key workers at Spurgeons Children’s Charity, a national charity working with vulnerable children and families across the country, and expressed in written evidence submitted to and…

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