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Funding boost supports young people with a parent in prison

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Young people from County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear with a parent in prison are being offered a specialist support service thanks to north east charity, Nepacs. The service is funded thanks to a £15,000 grant awarded in April 2021 via the ‘Supporting victims fund’, funding provided by the Northumbria Police and ...

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Summer of fun activities for children and young people

Well the summer holidays are here and our youth team are very excited to announce the trips we have planned and online groups during August.  As well as a weekly Monday competition and our Friday online gaming group, the youth team have 3 trips planned: 11 August - Golf and bowling 18 August ...

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New service launched to help strengthen family ties for prisoners

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A new service to support men and women in north east prisons to help strengthen their ties with their family and loved ones has been launched by north east charity, Nepacs. Nepacs, a long-standing charity in the north east of England which aims to support a positive future for prisoners and ...

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We're in the Tesco Community Grants scheme - please vote

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We are pleased to announce that we are in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in the following stores from 12 July to 30 September 2021: DURHAM EXTRA - DH1 2XA      ...

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HMPPS update for prisoners and their families

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On 6 July 2021, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) released this letter for prisoners and their families in response to the Prime Minister's announcement on covid restrictions. Letter to Families Yesterday evening (5 July 2021), the Prime Minister updated the country on what is being done in England so that restrictions in ...

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Shining Stars of 2021 announced

On Thursday 17 June 2021 staff and volunteers from Nepacs were given recognition for their outstanding contribution to supporting prisoners, individuals subject to probation services and their families or friends in the north east. Nepacs introduced the Shining Star Awards in 2017 to recognise and thank Nepacs staff and volunteers who: - Have ...

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Fathers Day Facebook Live event

Father's Day can sometimes be filled with mixed emotions so why not come and join our Youth and Play workers in creating Father's Day cards and having some fun. All you need is paper, pens and some glue or tape! Join our Facebook Live event on Friday 18 June 2021 at ...

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Tees Community Hub supporting prisoners being released

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We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tees Community Clothing Banks (part of Tees Community Hub in Saltburn), helping to supply clothing and other items to men and women being released from prison. Tonia Nixon initially started the hub a few years ago with period packs for women in ...

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Nepacs Ruth Cranfield Awards 2021 - now open for nominations

Professionals working with prisoners, ex-prisoners or those sentenced to community punishments in the North East are being given the chance to get recognition for their efforts to reduce re-offending by entering the 2021 Nepacs Ruth Cranfield Awards. For 15 years, until last year, Nepacs have been making awards to professional and ...

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