NEPACS

Nepacs is a north east charity which aims to promote a positive future for prisoners, offenders and their relatives by supporting family ties at every stage of the criminal justice system.
We are there to support people when a loved one is sent to custody in those anxious early days when visiting prison remains a mysterious and daunting prospect. Much of our work is delivered by volunteers, who bring energy, warmth and friendship, and offer reassurance in the most challenging of circumstances.
We are also concerned about the damaging impact of a prison sentence on the families of prisoners themselves and seek to limit this through informal support and signposting for help with finance, childcare and health issues. After all, the families haven't committed the crime, but they, especially the children, are greatly affected by the punishment.

• There are lots of ways to support Nepacs and prisoner's families in the North East by volunteering.
• Nepacs was started by volunteers more than 135 years ago and today volunteers are still at the very heart of everything we do. Our team of dedicated volunteers are helping to support prisoner's families and friends, and are also helping to promote the important role of family ties in assisting an offender's rehabilitation.
• There are a wide variety of opportunities available to suit a diverse range of skills and interests. We have volunteering opportunities available Monday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm

NEPACS
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Active opportunities

Play Area Volunteer

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Tea Bar Volunteer

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Care Leavers Support Volunteer

Teesdale  
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Early Days Helpline Volunteer

Durham City  
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Visitors Center Volunteers

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Family Support Volunteer

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Heading Home Volunteer

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Lived Experience Volunteer

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Training Development Volunteer

Durham City  
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Independent Visitor

Ferryhill   Weardale   Bishop Auckland   Spennymoor   Sedgefield   Peterlee   Lanchester   Seaham   Consett   Crook/Willington   Chester le Street   Teesdale   Newton Aycliffe   Stanley   Durham City  
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                    name:  'Visitors  Center  Volunteers  ',
                    shortDescription:
                      'The  Visitor  Centre  is  used  by  families  on  the  day  they  are  visiting  a  relative  in  prison.  Volunteers  in  this  role  will  welcome  and  register  all  visitors  arriving  for  a  domestic  visit  and  serve  refreshments.  Some  visitors,  especially  those  who  are  visiting  for  the  first  time,  are  extremely  nervous  about  going  into  the  prison  and  feel  emotional  about  seeing  their  loved  one.  They  often  have  a  lot  of  questions  such  as  how  to  get  money  or  clothes  to  the  prisoner,  or  what  will  happen  when  they  get  to  the  prison.  We  offer  listening  support  and  give  information  to  visitors  to  try  and  reassure  them  and  help  them  to  feel  informed.  ',
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                      'Visitors’  Centres  at  HMP  Durham,  HMP  Frankland,  HMP  Low  Newton,  HMP  Holme  House,    HMYOI  Deerbolt  and  HMP  Northumberland.\n\nPlease  this  link:  https://www.nepacs.co.uk/page/apply-to-become-a-volunteer    to  see  which  locations  and  times  are  available  for  this  role.',
                    volunteerBenefits:
                      'By  volunteering  with  Nepacs  you  can:\n•\tHelp  families  in  need\n•\tGive  back\n•\tLearn  new  skills\n•\tBuild  your  confidence\n•\tMeet  new  friends.\n',
                    otherInfo:
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                {  _id:  '1216',
                    name:  'Family  Support  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'Family  support  makes  a  difference  by  supporting  families  to  maintain  family  ties,  alleviate  worries  and  concerns,  answer  questions,  provide  advice  and  1:1  support  to  help  prisoners  and  families  cope  with  the  impact  of  a  custodial  sentence  both  during  the  sentence  and  leading  up  to  release  and  resettlement.  \nVolunteers  in  this  role  will  offer  1:1  support,  information  and  guidance  to  families  of  prisoners,  and  this  may  develop  to  offering  support  to  prisoners.    The  volunteer  will  be  offering  a  listening  ear  and  emotional  support  as  well  as  signposting  people  to  other  agencies,  and  offering  some  practical  support.  Volunteers  will  also  support  staff  to  plan  and  facilitate  special  family  visits  such  as  father/child  visits,  mother/child  sessions  (Low  Newton)  first  time  Dads  visits  and  family  play  day  visits.\n',
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                    contactPerson:  'Taylor  Matthews',
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                    volunteerBenefits:
                      'By  volunteering  with  Nepacs  you  can:\n•\tHelp  families  in  need\n•\tGive  back\n•\tLearn  new  skills\n•\tBuild  your  confidence\n•\tMeet  new  friends.\n',
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                    shortDescription:
                      'Heading  Home  is  a  project  that  has  been  designed  to  help  prisoners  and  their  families  prepare  for  release.  The  periods  of  release  and  resettlement  can  be  a  challenging  time  for  families,  often  because  family  members  have  different  expectations  and  concerns  about  how  life  will  be  once  their  relative  has  left  prison.    \n\nVolunteers  in  this  role  will  offer  1:1  support,  information  and  guidance  to  families  of  prisoners  who  are  preparing  for  release.    The  volunteer  will  be  offering  a  listening  ear  and  emotional  support  as  well  as  signposting  people  to  other  agencies,  and  offering  some  practical  support.    In  the  prison,  volunteers  will  co-facilitate  a  group  programme  and  also  arrange  and  facilitate  meetings  between  prisoners  and  their  families  to  discuss  release  and  resettlement.  This  element  of  the  project  will  require  specialist  training  which  will  be  provided  by  Nepacs.      Due  to  the  specialist  training  that  is  required  for  this  role,  volunteers  are  asked  to  commit  weekly  or  fortnightly  though  we  would  hope  that  some  volunteers  would  have  some  flexibility  so  that  the  project  is  able  to  respond  to  the  needs  of  the  service  users.\n',
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                    name:  'Lived  Experience  Volunteer',
                    shortDescription:
                      'Please  note  that  a  volunteer  must  have  lived  experience  of  Care  and/or  the  Criminal  Justice  System.\n\nThe  Nepacs  Building  Bridges  project  is  funded  by  the  Ministry  of  Justice  under  the  Local  Leadership  and  Integration  Fund  (LLIF)  to  improve  the  resettlement  outcomes  for  care  experienced  /  care  leavers  within  the  prison  system.  The  project  is  an  extension  to  the  existing  Care  Leavers  provision  in  HMP  &  YOI  Deerbolt  and  involves  in-depth  support  for  care  experienced  young  people  in  the  final  6  weeks  of  their  custodial  sentences  and  12  weeks  post-release.  This  in-depth  support  is  to  aid  resettlement  and  reintegration  into  the  community  and  is  delivered  by  our  Care  Leavers  Resettlement  Coaches.    \n\nThe  Building  Bridges  Lived  Experience  element  of  the  project  is  a  telephone  based  Peer  Mentoring  service  for  our  young  people  who  are  in  the  12  weeks  post-release  stage.  The  Lived  Experience  volunteer  role  is  to  offer  support,  advice  and  someone  to  talk  to,  so  that  our  young  people  can  have  supportive  conversations  with  someone  who  has  similar  lived  experience  to  them  and  can  relate  to  their  situations.    \n\nVolunteers  will  be  allocated  a  number  of  Peer  Mentoring  telephone  contacts  to  conduct  on  a  weekly  basis.    Volunteers  will  be  required  to  plan  and  undertake  the  calls,  provide  feedback  to  the  allocated  Care  Leavers  Resettlement  Coaches  and  complete  monitoring  tasks',
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                      'This  is  a  community  based  role  and  the  volunteer  will  be  working  to  a  local  authority  (Durham/Newcastle/Northumberland/Gateshead/South  Tyneside/Sunderland)',
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