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HMP Winchester Celebrates 10-Years Of The Invisible Walls Programme

HMP WINCHESTER CELEBRATES 10-YEARS OF THE INVISIBLE WALLS PROGRAMME – KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER AND REDUCING REOFFENDING   ‘Invisible Walls’, a prison-based family support service run out of HMP Winchester by Spurgeons Children’s Charity, has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in…

Spurgeons team at HMP Swaleside bring some seasonal joy to children and families affected by imprisonment

Spurgeons Prison-based family support services at HMP Swaleside have been providing families with the chance to experience some normality over the Easter period thanks to the generous donations of ‘good eggs’ amongst the community.  Over the spring and Easter period,…

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…

Service in the spotlight: Invisible Walls – helping fathers and children separated by imprisonment

Losel et al found that ”positive family relationships and frequent contact during a prison sentence leads to positive resettlement outcomes.”* Spurgeons’ pioneering project Invisible Walls, launched in 2011 with funding from the National Lottery, aims to support this journey. By…

Video storybook project at HMP Norwich to support families separated by imprisonment

There’s something very special about a parent and child sharing a book at bedtime, especially when that parent is in prison. Now, support has been made available by the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to boost a…