Here’s a list of support agencies that you could make use of:
- The Croft Support
- Getting to the Prison and into a Visit
- Family Support
- Money & Benefits
- Mental Health
- Housing and Homelessness
- Prison Facilities
- Throughcare for Prisoners
Speak to someone – If you are stressed or unsure about visiting prison arrange to speak to one of our friendly staff.
The Croft works closely with other organisations who can support you either in your local community or in some cases at home. We also work with organisations who can help the person you’re visiting both whilst they’re in prison and when they’re released.
If you’d like more information about any of the organisations listed below – please get in touch.
Travel Expenses (See FAQs Section)
Photographic ID (See FAQs Section)
Families Outside The National Charity for Families Affected by Imprisonment in Scotland – Freephone Helpline 0800 254 0088
Family Contact Team (See FAQs Section)
Prison Education – people in prison can access courses in the Prison Link Centre.
Several organisations have information for people in prison and people with convictions:
Inside Time The National Newspaper for people in prison and detention
The Hardman Directory A free online directory of funding for people in prison and people with convictions for personal development and resettlement – there may be a copy in the prison library
Unlock A charity for people with convictions, they have information, a helpline and an online magazine and forum.
Throughcare Support Officers – these are prison officers who work with men being released to Glasgow postcodes and who do not have addiction issues. They usually start working with the person 6 weeks before their release date.