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West Highland Way and Ben Nevis fundraiser

West Highland Way and Ben Nevis fundraiser

In May this year one of our family members we have supported, and friend embarked on a mission to not only walk the West Highland Way (a mere 96 miles) but also to finish this off in style with a climb up Ben Nevis. All this was done to raise funds for Families Outside and […]

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Families Outside and Street Sport BBQ

Families Outside and Street Sport BBQ

The middle of the Summer holidays and time for a fun day out with Families Outside and Streetsport in Aberdeen. So many of the children we work with do not have the money to go away or even manage a day trip in the Summer holidays. The parents that we work with struggle to feed […]

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Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Families Outside, the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has shared its hopes on the back of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) inspection at HMP & YOI Polmont. HMIPS’s report clearly states that increased family contact actively improves reintegration into the community post-release but […]

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My mum was released from prison, we weren't prepared

My mum was released from prison, we weren’t prepared

My Mum was released from prison just before Christmas 2016. She managed to keep her own house, and therefore a few days before she was released we tidied up, cleaned, made sure she had a little bit of shopping in, like the essentials: bread, milk etc. Also I contacted her doctor for advice and found […]

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Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections Response from Families Outside Families Outside welcomes the consultation on A Connected Scotland. We are a national independent charity that works on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. We do this through provision of a national freephone helpline […]

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