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.

Invisible Walls

Read about our award-winning Invisible Walls service at HMP Winchester

Top Tips for Families

Information on supporting a child with a parent in prison

Family Days

Read about our family day activities

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.

Contact details

Spurgeons, HM YOI Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DF.

01962 723000

Getting here

By bus: The No. 5 bus runs past the prison from the centre of town, past the train station. The nearest stop is outside the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. The service runs every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday. 

By train: The closest train station is Winchester, with regular rail links to London and Southampton. From the station take the number 5 bus (see above). You can also walk from the station, the walk takes approx. 15 to 20 minutes and is uphill.

By car: By car you will need to use the Winchester City Park and Ride. To reach this, travelling from the North, leave the M3 at Junction 10 for Park and Ride East, or continue to Junction 11 for Park and Ride South. 

From the South, leave the M3 at Junction 11. Park and Ride buses run every 15 minutes.


Parking on site is only available for Blue Badge holders. All other visitors are advised to use Winchester City Park and Ride facilities.

Disabled access

The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.

Visitors leaflet

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.

01962 723320

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Invisible Walls

Read about our award-winning Invisible Walls service at HMP Winchester


StoryBook Dads

Hear about how the StoryBook Dad programme works with fathers in prison


Family days

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


Further Information

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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