Welcome to the Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre Website
Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre is a registered charity that from 29th Sept will be open 7 days a week, 8am to 4.30pm for support and advice for those visiting their loved ones in HMP Leeds.
We understand that prisoners’ families are just as affected by imprisonment as prisoners are, and we hope to make that experience easier. We have a welcoming Centre with café, information, a play room for the children, and free internet access. Our Family Support Workers are here to help you and also, where appropriate, put you in touch with other organisations in the community who can help you to deal with those issues which can arise with a loved one in custody.
We hope this website can answer some of your questions and concerns. If not, please contact us on: 0113 2032771 or email .
Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre has a number of exciting projects designed to improve the wellbeing of prisoner’s families and our local community. Check Special Family Visits to find out about family events for prisoners and their families. We have daily sessions in the play room in HMP Leeds for prisoners and their families during term time and a play room open to all children during holidays and weekends: click Play Area in Visits to find more. We run a Healthy Relationships course for prisoners and their partners together to help relationships prior to release.
Jigsaw Visitors Centre runs the Tea Bar in the Visits room and as a registered Charity we rely on external funding and donations for all our extra projects. External funding means monitoring so please excuse our monitoring paperwork! It means we can help you and other families all the better. If you would like to make a donation to us, every little helps…
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lee Stephenson, Centre Manager on 0113 2032511. Email .
Family support enquiries
You can now email .
Please note: visits can be cancelled but not BOOKED through the Visitors Centre. See 'booking your visit' for contact details.
Prisoners can no longer accept electrical goods handed in as property. They can only be bought inside HMP Leeds.
Jigsaw Visitors Centre Evaluation 2012 (downloads a PDF file, 1.27mb).
click below for further information
Wellington St, by Leeds Train Station: 40, 40a or 4 from stand S2 or S3.
The Headrow, Leeds City Centre: 72 from stand Y9.
Hall Ings, Bank St: 72.
For bus times and bus information: www.wymetro.com or phone 0113 2457676.
Please note there is very limited car parking, and it is always difficult to find anywhere to park.
Taxis are approx £6 from Leeds city centre. There is also a taxi phone direct to Stanningley Cars at the Jigsaw Visitors Centre for your convenience.
Claim back your travelling costs
Anyone who is a close relative and is on low income can claim back the travelling costs through the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme.
Assisted Prison Visits Unit
PO Box 2152
Phone: 0845 300 1423 (Mon to Fri 10:15-11:45 & 14:15-15:45)
Textphone: 0845 304 0800 (times as above)
Fax: 0121 626 3474 (24 hrs)
(please include your full postal address when requesting an information pack)
Useful Contacts for HMP Leeds:
HMP Leeds switchboard: 0113 2032600
Multi-Faith Team: 0113 2032704
Probation: 0113 2032962
Supplementary Property: 0113 2032770
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