Sussex Prisoners' Families
Sussex Prisoners' Families: 01273 499843
Prisoners’ Families Helpline: 0808 808 2003

Our Projects
Our day to day work involves supporting families in the courtscommunity and prisons and providing information leaflets and resources to support families and professionals. But we also have specialist projects running and love to work in partnership to better support the families we work with. Please see details below. 

Getting Through Project
Working in conjunction with Sussex Police, we are now able to offer early support and advice to people whose family members are arrested for possessing indecent images of children. For most family members this comes as a huge shock and their lives are tainted by the repercussions. Our specialist team supports families through this extremely difficult period of their lives

“I had no-one to talk to. Anna listened to me – I don’t know how I would have got through without her.”
For more information contact lou@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk or download our leaflet

Young Affinity

Young Affinity’ is a way for young people and adults who have experienced multiple disadvantages to learn, engage and reach their potential.

We run courses for secondary aged young people to develop a deeper understanding of behaviour patterns, supporting personal reflection on their troubles and how these become a barrier to personal development. Courses are run in Schools, Youth Clubs. Pupil Referral Units, Youth Offending Teams and Young Offender Institutes.

“The sessions were delivered brilliantly, Sean’s talk engaged the students from the outset, and they were happy to ask him questions.  The Behaviour Tree is an amazing tool …Sean and Denis were brilliant,” feedback from a school.

We run four modules that last half a day each: For more information contact lou@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk

Invisible Sentence
What happens when someone you love goes to prison? And who cares? This powerful play explores the themes of love, justice and loyalty under pressure and is based on verbatim accounts from family members. After a successful run at The Old Market Theatre, sections of the play and discussion are now offered as part of a training package suitable for anyone working with prisoners’ families. Contact info@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk for more details 

Resettlement Project
We are working with Lovebrook CIC – a local community farm – to help reconnect those leaving prison with their families, nature and society as a whole.

Research suggests that being in nature can have an important effect on wellbeing which in turn has been shown to lead to positive outcomes around connection with families and reducing reoffending.

To find out more or make referrals, contact sam@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk