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Published on 20th July 2021

A chat with Anna Palmer, Senior Practitioner at our Sensory Toy Library

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’ve been speaking to some of our wonderful staff about their achievements and experiences with us. This time, we spoke with Anna Palmer, Volunteer Co-ordinator and Senior Practitioner at our Sensory Toy Library, who has provided children, young people and families with invaluable support during her 22 year…
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’ve been speaking to some of our wonderful staff about their achievements and experiences with us. This time, we spoke with Anna P…
Published on 25th June 2021

David Breakspear’s inspirational journey

Our latest anniversary campaign story sees us catching up with David Breakspear, a criminal justice champion, and reformed prisoner. He opens up about the role Ormiston Families played in supporting him and his family through the difficult periods of his imprisonment. As turnaround stories go, David Breakspear’s is surely up there with the most inspirational.…
Our latest anniversary campaign story sees us catching up with David Breakspear, a criminal justice champion, and reformed prisoner. He opens up about the role Ormiston Families pl…
Published on 25th June 2021

A chat with Lucy Adams, an Ormiston Families Cluster Manager

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’ve been speaking to some of our wonderful staff about their achievements and experiences with us. First up, we had a chat with Lucy Adams, one of our longest-serving service Cluster Managers whose career has spanned many prisons and helped countless prisoners and their families. Ormiston Families celebrates…
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’ve been speaking to some of our wonderful staff about their achievements and experiences with us. First up, we had a chat with Lu…
Published on 7th May 2021

A loving legacy

Since its inception, Ormiston Families has been responsible for bringing hope, opportunity, support and compassion to so many. None of that would have been possible, were it not for one man, whose idea it was to create the charity, in memory of his late sister. To launch our anniversary campaign year, we talk to our…
Since its inception, Ormiston Families has been responsible for bringing hope, opportunity, support and compassion to so many. None of that would have been possible, were it not fo…
Published on 30th March 2021

New partnership for delivering children and young people’s mental health services

A new Partnership has been set up to bring together mental and emotional health services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Partnership is made up of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Centre 33 and Ormiston Families. Together we will bring our expertise to help build…
A new Partnership has been set up to bring together mental and emotional health services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Partnership is made u…
Published on 9th March 2021

Breaking Barriers Essex wins High Sheriff’s Shield Award

We are delighted to announce that Ormiston Families has won the High Sheriff’s Shield Award at the prestigious High Sheriff’s Awards! Our Breaking Barriers Essex team was awarded the Shield in recognition of ‘their work helping children across Essex to deal with having a parent or carer in prison.’ In total 23 charities tackling crime,…
We are delighted to announce that Ormiston Families has won the High Sheriff’s Shield Award at the prestigious High Sheriff’s Awards! Our Breaking Barriers Essex team was award…
Published on 3rd February 2021

Romeo Done – a 24 hour live stream DJ event

If you hadn’t already heard, our very own Major Donor and Corporate Fundraising Manager Gavin Lamb is a DJ, and part of the team at Romeo Done – a Kisstory style club night bringing back all the old skool club classics. On February 12th from 7.30pm, Gavin alongside Gareth the creator of the Romeo Done…
If you hadn’t already heard, our very own Major Donor and Corporate Fundraising Manager Gavin Lamb is a DJ, and part of the team at Romeo Done – a Kisstory style club n…
Published on 15th January 2021

Rewriting the story – our new animation

Ormiston Families’ income generation team has produced a brand new animation, and we are extremely proud to present it to you today. This film highlights the stories of three individuals going through very different but equally challenging life experiences, and how we can support them to rewrite their stories and create brighter futures for themselves.…
Ormiston Families’ income generation team has produced a brand new animation, and we are extremely proud to present it to you today. This film highlights the stories of three ind…
Published on 1st December 2020

The forgotten victims of crime

All too often the children of parents who have been incarcerated are the forgotten victims of crime. Families who have a loved one in prison are left with financial concerns, childcare issues, and the huge emotional burden on the children and partners left behind. With a single parent or caregiver left to pick up the…
All too often the children of parents who have been incarcerated are the forgotten victims of crime. Families who have a loved one in prison are left with financial concerns, child…
Published on 11th November 2020

A Brighter Christmas

Working across the East of England, we provide mental health and wellbeing services to enable children, young people and their families to feel safe, healthy and resilient. For some of the children, young people and families we support, Christmas can be a very difficult time. Some children will be missing a parent in prison, other…
Working across the East of England, we provide mental health and wellbeing services to enable children, young people and their families to feel safe, healthy and resilient. For som…