Ormiston Families partnership with Lincolnshire Action Trust
Ormiston Families, the East of England’s leading family charity, has partnered with the Lincolnshire Action Trust to deliver vital services in three Lincolnshire prisons.
Following a successful joint tender, Ormiston Families has teamed up with the Lincolnshire Action Trust to deliver a range of services in HMP Lincoln, HMP North Sea Camp and HMP Stocken, including the running of the visitor centres and overseeing children visits.
Mark Heasman, Chief Executive of Ormiston Families, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Lincolnshire Action Trust.
“It is great to be expanding our portfolio of prisons under our Unite Programme and working alongside exceptional organisations to offer support, guidance and advice to those affected by imprisonment. Visiting a parent, relative or family friend in prison can be an extremely traumatic and confusing process, especially for a child or young person.”
Alison Goddard, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Action Trust, said: “This collaboration is an exciting development for both organisations. We are looking forward to continuing the great work we do in Lincolnshire’s prisons.”
The charities will run the visitor centres and offer a range of services including Story Book Dads sessions and special children’s visits in each prison.
Ormiston Families supports children, young people and families to manage the challenges they face and improve their life chances. It provides wide-ranging support for children and young people, from mental health services, help to bridge the gap between home and school, to support for those affected by imprisonment, domestic abuse and much more.
The Lincolnshire Action Trust works across the Midlands to deliver a proactive and innovative partnership approach to achieve the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of offenders, those at risk of offending and their families.
About Lincolnshire Action Trust
Established in 2000, Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT) is a registered charity based in Lincoln.
LAT works with statutory and non-statutory agencies to improve the skills and employability of offenders and prisoners in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Leicestershire.
LAT delivers a proactive and innovative partnership approach to achieve the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of offenders, those at risk of offending and their families.
LAT identifies client needs and gaps in current provision and designs bespoke services to address them. Services are tailored to the individual and include sessions on advice and guidance, debt and financial advice, accommodation support, employability and family support and disclosure.
LAT hosts the UK’s only ‘departure lounge’ at HMP Lincoln, which aims to support offenders as they are released. The lounge offers a basic help package to address any immediate needs but can also provide guidance on housing, travel and other long-term needs.
LAT receives funding from a variety of sources including Children in Need for its Children’s Support Services at HMP Lincoln.
LAT delivers SPARC (Supporting People After Remand or Conviction) an assessment service at Lincoln Magistrates Court which addresses the immediate needs of offenders who have been sentenced.
For more information, visit www.LATcharity.org.uk.