Shadow Prisons Minister visits Turning Point service

News item posted: 02 July 2014

On Thursday 26 June Shadow Prisons Minister, Jenny Chapman MP, visited HMP & YOI New Hall to find out more about the work of health and social care organisation Turning Point delivering substance misuse services within the prison.

HMP& YOI New Hall is a closed local prison which holds adult female prisoners of all categories and Young Offenders.

Building on 50 years' experience of working with people who have complex needs in a range of settings, Turning Point provide services at HMP& YOI New Hall to promote long term recovery from substance misuse and inspire possibilities for the people they support.

Jenny Chapman, MP and Shadow Prisons Minister said; "I was impressed with the practical innovative activity Turning Point is undertaking with women at New Hall. The governor, prison staff, specialists and offenders are all committed to reducing reoffending and the drug misuse that leads to so much crime."

Clare Ashton, Area Operations Manager for Turning Point said; "We were delighted to welcome Jenny Chapman to our recovery service at New Hall. We discussed the model of psychosocial interventions we use within the prison and heard from two peer mentors who shared their inspiring stories about the impact the recovery service has had on their lives."

Diane Pellew, Governor of New Hall said; "The majority of the women who come into New Hall have complex drug dependence. We are working with Turning Point to help our women take positive steps to turning their lives around, giving them a chance of a decent law abiding future for themselves and their families."