Useful Organisations

National Organisations


A national organisation, offering support and befriending for the families of those accused of serious offences.

PO Box 274, Bognor Regis PO22 6WY
Tel: 01329 832254


Provides support for the families of those who die in custody.

89-93 Fonthill Road
London N4 3JH
Tel: 0207 263 1111

Prison Chat UK

For families with a loved one in prison.

Action For Prisoners Families

The national voice of organisations supporting families of prisoners.

(Helpline) Tel: 0808 808 2003

Prisoners’ Advice Service

Free advice & information to prisoners (and their families) regarding rights and the application of the Prison Rules.

P O Box 46199
London EC1M 4XA

Tel: 020 7253 3323

Ormiston Children and Families Trust

Publications and support for children and families.

Home Start

For support for parents.

Tel: 0800 668 63 68


For advice on a range of issues.



For information about drugs.

Suite 5, The Basement
Oxford Place Centre

Resource Centre: 0113 245 0100
24 Hour Helpline: 0845 146 0002

Yorkshire and Humberside Organisations

Jigsaw Visitors’ Centre

c/o HMP Leeds, 2 Gloucester Terrace, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2TJ

Tel: 0113 203 2771

Support for prisoners’ families, prisoners, prison staff and the local community. Services include information advice and support, Citizens Advice Bureau, Counselling, massage, pilates and much more.

Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau

24 hr information line

Tel: 0844 4774788

Buses in Leeds

Wales and Scotland Organisations

FFOPS – South Wales (Families & Friends of Prisoners Service)

Support service with drop in centre across the road from Swansea Court.

Mansell House
101 Mansell Street

Local Helpline 01792 458 645

Families outside

Information on support services and visiting prisons in Scotland

13 Great King Street

Information line 0500 83 93 83

HOPE – Scotland

Support for families of prisoners in Scotland.

18 Stevenson Street
G40 2ST

Tel: 0141 5520229

Project HAPPY

Supporting children affected by imprisonment in Scotland.

Suite 6, Kinning Park Business Centre
544 Scotland Street West
Kinning Park
G41 1BZ

Tel: 0141 429 2922

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