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HMP Kirklevington offer residents video messages from home

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HMP Kirklevington are the latest prison to join the Storybook Dads Families on Film initiative. If you have a loved one in HMP Kirklevington, you can now send them a FREE DVD message from home, including a video message from your children. Check out the StoryBook Dads website HERE for details on how ...

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New befriending service gets off the ground

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We are really excited to be working with Volunteering Matters to deliver a volunteer telephone befriending service to people serving community sentences or on license in the North West, North Yorkshire and Humberside. The aim of the project is to support those are feeling isolated, lonely and in need of a warm, ...

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Fun activity packs for children this Easter

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Looking for ideas to entertain your children this Easter? Apply now for one of our age-appropriate activity packs for children – aged 4 to 17 years. Our fun craft and activity packs are for any children in the north east who are impacted by having a loved one involved in the criminal ...

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Virtual support and involvement groups for prisoners' families

Friends and families of prisoners in north east prisons are invited to join upcoming virtual support and involvement group meetings, organised by Nepacs, taking place for each prison in the north east. There will be one session per prison taking place via Zoom - lasting 1 hour in total.  The aim of the groups ...

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Release packs provided to men coming out of HMP Durham

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Our Nepacs family support team in HMP Durham have worked in conjunction with a member of the Chaplaincy team, Mr. James McMaster and the Prison reception team to create ‘release packs’ for prisoners that are not returning to their families and need that little bit of extra support when released.  The ...

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Half term activities for children and young people

Do you have a child with a loved one in HMP Deerbolt, Durham, Frankland, Holme House, Kirklevington, Low Newton or Northumberland? Would they like to join in with our fun virtual group activities this February half term? These fun groups are led by our play or youth workers and give children or ...

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Tell us what you think of our family activity packs

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The team at Nepacs have been working very hard through lockdown to try and help maintain family ties between children and their loved one in prison, as well as to try and alleviate some of the pressure from home schooling for you at home. If you have received one of activity ...

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Guidance on prison visits

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Prison visits to adults are suspended in tiers 3 & 4, & alert level 4. This includes prisons in the north east of England.  Read the latest government advice on Covid and prisons on the Ministry of Justice website here: https://gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-and-prisons Further information is available on the Pact website HERE.  Prisons are contacting anyone ...

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