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IN OUT & BEYOND

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Who are the Family Outreach Workers at the
IN, OUT & BEYOND Service?

Family Support, Children, Fathers, Corporate and Family Outreach

  • We work as part of the Jigsaw Visitors centre for families who have loved ones in the prison.

  • We work closely with WYCCP in order to provide in-depth support for families that are struggling with a family member being in custody.

 

  • We have experience of working with families and young children /teenagers through a variety of backgrounds and training.

  • We have undergone ‘police checks’.

  • We have up to date information about the range of family support services and activities in the West Yorkshire area.

  • We understand that some parents/carers need support and advice with concerns that arise in day-to-day family life. There is nothing to feel embarrassed about. We all need some form of support at one time or another.

What support do Family Outreach Workers offer?
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Before you arrive, Bookings and Information 

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You can find out lots of information from the Jigsaw visitors centre. Whereas the In Out & Beyond Family Outreach Worker can offer long term emotional and practical support.

We know you know your family and yourself best and you want the best for your family, we do not have all the answers but we would like to support you and your family find the answers by:

  • Offering emotional/practical support and advice on a variety of different issues.

  • Activities and services in your local area.

  • Offering a listening ear.

  • Assist you in maintaining or achieving your goals in life.

  • Meeting with you in your local community for e.g. at your local Children’s Centre, a café or a place that suits you where you feel comfortable to talk.

The In Out & Beyond Outreach Worker also provides support, resources and advice around a range of issues, including:

  • Finding local groups for you or your family to attend for e.g. mums and tots group and Support for Carers

  • Positive parenting and managing your child’s behaviour, boundary setting, child development and accepting and coming to terms with your family in prison

  • Financial difficulties/worries

  • Support around transition points i.e.: visiting your family member in prison in a different area

  • Support for families wishing to return to education, employment, or training

  • Working with parents/carers to manage their own well-being and to build their confidence

  • Working with issues on drugs/alcohol

  • Providing support on anxiety, depression, fatigue and or mental health issues

  • Finding local groups for you and your child to attend

  • Positive parenting and managing your child’s behaviour, boundary setting, child development

  • Financial difficulties/worries

  • Support around transition points i.e: birth, settling into pre-school, school

  • Support for parents wishing to return to education, employment or training

  • Working with parents/carers to manage their own well-being and to build their confidence

HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun

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Amy Calvert -
Community Family Support Outreach Worker
Contact details:
Telephone - 0113 2033771
Email Amy.Calvert@jigsawcharity.org
How do I arrange to meet my Family Outreach Worker?

Parents and carers can refer themselves for family support by:

  • Contacting the Jigsaw Visitors centre or ringing 0113 2033771

Outreach workers also provide support, resources, and advice around a range of issues, including:

What Will Happen?

We will arrange the first meeting at Jigsaw Visitor centre if possible, or if this is not possible we are able to meet you somewhere in your local community.

At this meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss your support needs and together we will identify how best we can support you.

If we feel that you require more specific support we are able to offer signposting and refer to other agencies whilst working in partnership e.g. a health trainer, Women’s Aid.