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Families Outside Ceilidh

Families Outside Ceilidh

Families Outside will be hosting ceilidh to raise money to fund the work supporting families affected by imprisonment. This is being run in conjunction with the Children of Prisoners Europe annual campaign, ‘Not my Crime, Still my Sentence’ which runs throughout the month of June. The ceilidh will be 7.30pm on Thursday 5 June a the Counting […]

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27,000 Voices

27,000 Voices

Research shows that prisoners are up to six times less likely to reoffend if they maintain family contact during imprisonment. Closer relationships often benefit prisoners’ families as well, who tend to be the ‘forgotten victims’ of incarceration, having distinctive needs of their own. Approximately 27,000 children are separated from an imprisoned parent each year in […]

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Antio (αντίο), Dimitra

Antio (αντίο), Dimitra

Our SPS secondee Dimitra has now departed our shores, returning to her day job with the Scottish Prison Service.  We would like to thank Dimitra for all that she has done in the twelve months she was with us, from developing a large and organised pool of volunteers to supporting the development of the prison […]

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Great Lanarkshire Bake Off

Great Lanarkshire Bake Off

A big thanks to the finance department of North Lanarkshire Council who hold a ‘cake day’ three times every year, donating the proceeds to charity. This time round they held a raffle and a cake sale (all donations) as well as an egg decorating competition. Through their tasty ‘cake day’, the finance department raised £330 […]

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Hope's Garden

Hope’s Garden

Families Outside recently received a donation from EDI Communications that has enabled our Family Support Team to offer clients aromatherapy treatment.  Aromatherapy is known to reduce stress and anxiety and will complement the input from our Family Support Team. We believe this will make an enormous difference to people who would otherwise not have an […]

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