Winchester Prison Family Support Services
At HMP/YOI Winchester Spurgeons runs family days, parenting courses for Fathers and provides special children's activities during visits. We also run our award-winning Invisible Walls Family Support service at HMP Winchester. 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.
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.
Covid-19 visits update
Social visits resumed in a reduced manner at HMP/YOI Winchester from Monday 27th July 2020. For more information read our Important information for visitors update.
Parking on site is only available for Blue Badge holders. All other visitors are advised to use Winchester City Park and Ride facilities.
The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.
Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Winchester Prison Family Services
Safer Custody Team
If you are concerned about someone in HMP/YOI Winchester you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.
Read about our award-winning Invisible Walls service at HMP Winchester
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
Offering a Helping Hand
Offering a Helping Hand is a new booklet, which addresses the impact of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) and other indeterminate sentences on prisoners and their families.
The booklet is a joint publication by Spurgeons and Southampton Law School and draws on collaborative work and families of those serving IPP sentences carried out by Associate Professor at the Law School, Dr Harry Annison. It is also informed by insights provided by Spurgeons' Invisible Walls team at HMP Winchester.
Volunteering at can be a great way to support prisoners and families affected by imprisonment as well as the local community.
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