Mr D is a 56 year old grandfather. He is visited regularly by his partner, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren aged 5 & 3.
The 2 girls were extremely shy at visit times but with our help overtime have become more confident. Our playworker has worked with mum and granddad to encourage the girls to come over to the play area within the visits hall to take part in activities provided by HALOW
I spoke to mum about getting a place on a Family Day. we referred them to be placed on the list and they were accepted on the July Family Day. It was a great success for the family as the girls enjoyed the day immensely and interacted with other staff and children. Grandad spent time helping them with the arts and crafts activities.
Visit times for the girls are now a more enjoyable and less anxious time for the girls.
Mr T is a father of 3 children 13, 9 and 7. His partner is feeling very distraught over the situation of his imprisonment.
On several occasions we have spoken to his partner at length explaining prison life and all the visiting procedures.
On several occasions we have sat for a considerable length of time and spoke with her and the children explaining what they should expect when they went over to the visits room, and what id was required etc They all seemed to be very grateful for this time to ask their own questions. we were able to put them further at ease by giving them activity books to occupy them whilst waiting for the visit.
Their mother thanked us afterwards for all our help and time.