Families of those in Prison
Support for families of those in prison
We aim to support a positive future for prisoners and their families in the north east of England by providing practical and emotional support.
VONNE provides funding information to help charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises. We facilitate programmes to build skills and capacity, and develop leadership, governance and innovation in the sector.
Claim for help with prison visits
If you visit a family member, partner or someone who does not get other visitors you might be able to get help paying for:
Children Heard and Seen support children, young people and their families who are impacted by parental imprisonment. We strive to support their needs, listen to their concerns and ensure that their voices are heard. All support is offered at no cost to the family and without need for agency referral.
Pact is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. We provide caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.
Families affected by imprisonment can sometimes feel as if they are enduring a 'hidden sentence', having to deal with stigma, shame or isolation, as well as the pain of enforced separation from a loved-one.
The reality is that many families across the UK are affected by imprisonment and there is a wealth of support, information, advice and guidance available online. It can be reassuring to read this and realise that you and your family are facing challenges which are common to many.