HALOW Funders
& supporters

November 13th, 2016

“You are among the nicest people I have ever known, both staff and volunteers. You will never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you have shown”

November 13th, 2016

“You are all so kind and made me feel like a respected human being again and not just a prisoner’s wife. Believe me that was so comforting and humbling.”

June 3rd, 2016

The charity HALOW (Birmingham) operates a designated help and support line for the families and friends of prisoners at HMP Birmingham on 0121 598 8050

HALOW BIRMINGHAM is grateful for support from

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The FPC is run very well and they are great at giving advice. They are an asset to HMP Oakwood

(HMP Oakwood Visitor 2018)

The 'Family Pathway Centre' (visitors centre) was an exellent facility, run by the Help and Advice Line for Offenders' Wives (HALOW), who were available before and after visits to offer information, advice, and guidance and a signposting service to support agencies. There was a multi-faith room and children's play area, and refreshments were available. Access for visitors with disabilities was good.

(HMIP report on HMP Oakwood 2013)

Staff are always polite and friendly, whilst remaining professional

(HMP Oakwood Visitor 2018)

I think the staff are the best ever. Helpful and so polite. They are the best we have been to

(HMP Oakwood Visitor 2018)

Staff are brill; go above and beyond

(HMP Birmingham Visitor 2018)

Thank goodness for HALOW staff. It is reassuring to ring with questions as it is very difficult to get through to the main prison switchboard

(HMP Birmingham Visitor 2018)

Only been on two visits and both blonde ladies have been so helpful and I would be lost without this service. The staff are very approachable and I feel relaxed and can ask them anything, as I feel I won’t be judged

(HMP Oakwood Visitor 2018)