While most media coverage of the sector focuses on the negative, the @HiddenHeroes_uk Twitter account is used to share positive stories about prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice services, and the #HiddenHeroes who work in them.
Well done to everyone who took part in the abseil down Cathedral Cave, Lake District on Saturday. You're amazing! Thanks to everyone who supported the team & helped them smash their target - raising over £1600 for @HMPHolmeHouse visits services https://bit.ly/3JAyMLS
In addition, our Governor was proud to recognise the 28 members of staff who have been working at HMP Holme House since it opened 30 years ago. We sincerely thank each colleague for their significant contribution to our prison!
Good to spend the morning with the Head of Reducing Reoffending at @HMPHatfield to hear about their Employment Hub. Were working together to share top tips of this example of good practice across the estate as part of a project within @HMPPS_EPSIG
Eight of our officers are fundraising for @ProstateUK by riding from Feltham to Bournemouth. Check out their @JustGiving page #JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lewis-Balchin2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=Lewis-Balchin2&utm_campaign=pfp-tweet&utm_term=1f008ed4ef004a5a92888b3b45344c18 @MGlassup @potts70
Being a Governor is as challenging as it is important. The people who run our jails are special, doing a job most of us could not, and would not want to - because they want to make a difference. This #hiddenheroesday don’t forget they are #hiddenheroes too https://www.russellwebster.com/the-health-and-wellbeing-of-prison-governors/
Our commitment to embrace #Diversity and #inclusion continues at HMP Bedford.
Thank you to our stakeholders @IrishinLuton @TheHarpurTrust @HanleyNoelette @kmpw for engaging with our prisoners to make our community more inclusive.
Excellent Bunbury Beano arrived this morning, I always look forward to seeing it. Issue 42 includes some brilliant poetry from residents..... Well done again the people of @BunburyHouse xx
The final medal table of the world police & fire games in Rotterdam. HM Prison Service also topped the UK sections with more medals than any other service, we’re all immensely proud of your achievements & representation of us. #hiddenheroes #wpfg2022 #insportweunite #teamwoodsey
This week the third module of the #FeelGoodFoodClub is arriving across the @HMPWomensEstate.
Club members will be learning all about the links between food, emotions and mental health, as well as how to make food choices that comfort and nurture ourselves.
HMP Bristol staff are doing a parachute with @RedDevilsOnline. We are fundraising for SUPPORT OUR PARAS on @JustGiving. @supportourparas @HMPBristol Donate now https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Pulman?experiments=donate_now_track_click&successType=StaticDonateButtonClick?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socpledgemobile&utm_content=Mark-Pulman?experiments=donate_now_track_click&successType=StaticDonateButtonClick&utm_campaign=post-pledge-mobile&utm_term=zQ5gzxmwn
We are looking for donations of cars - preferably MOT failures - for the ongoing delivery in our Mechanics Workshop. Any help or sharing would be much appreciated 🚗🚙#vocationallearning #handsonlearning #powerofeducation
Great to be able to share our good practice with you. We are very lucky to have been supported by @DofELondon over the years in making the provision as good as it possibly can be. Looking forward to hosting you all #ChangingLivesTogether #sharing #communitycohesion https://twitter.com/DofEBrettWaring/status/1554535206836736015
A great Teams meeting this afternoon with @DofECentral @hmyoifeltham @HMPWerrington @DofE_Grace to discuss @DofE delivery in a secure estate setting. Thanks for all the great ideas, resources and offer of a visit @MGlassup ! https://twitter.com/DofEBrettWaring/status/1554534411328167939/photo/1
Well done to our Officer Charlie Young in representing HMPPS in the World Police and Fire games in Rotterdam. Coming runners up to the Brazil military police. You should all be really proud of your silver medal. Aim for gold next year in Canada 🥈⚽️
Today we say farewell to Governor Lucas. We thank him for working tirelessly to build a better Bristol for both prisoners and staff. We wish him every success in his new role @HMPMonkton credit @paulgroomphotog
So 23rd September Hmp Bristol staff are jumping with the famous Red Devils.
Raising funds for @supportourparas with @ButlerTrust @HMPBristol @HMPMonkton @RedDevilsOnline @JasonSwettenham @Prison_PE @CILavo
@HMPBullingdon Officer Tim Fowler taking bronze in the triathlon at the World police and fire games in Rotterdam. That make a total medal haul of 1 silver and 1 bronze for Tim at these games. So proud to be representing @hmpps at these games.
Boys all at WERRINGTON and I’m sure everywhere else is so so so proud of you all!! A squad of 12 against squads of 22, 4 games in 5 days!! Silver is MASSIVE!! 🥈Congratulations!! #wpfg2022 #hiddenheroes https://twitter.com/EnglishPrisonFC/status/1552706268669906944
@EnglishPrisonFC finish their @WPFGRtd with a silver medal. Finishing out second best to a tough Brazilian military police side 0-2. We played our absolute hearts out and we couldn’t be prouder of every single man and woman who helped get us here! Proud to be English today! 🏴
What a man!! CM Woods (often described as the Services answer to Paolo Maldini). what an outstanding achievement! #insportweunite #wpfg2022 #HiddenHeroes #medal #prisonservice #hmp #football
Earlier this week I was given an exclusive look around the new Bella Centre, a women's custody unit in Dundee with a difference.
It looks amazing and it sounds like the @scottishprisons will be doing some brilliant work there.
Video by @C_KCessford & @drewshutterbug
A specialist wing for prisoners with autism, ADHD and other neurodiverse conditions is set to open at Pentonville next month.
Maghaberry Governor David Savage and his team welcomed Governor Peter O’Briain, Governor Anthony Shally and other colleagues from @IrishPrisons today to showcase digital innovations and to share modern ways of working. #partnership #prisons #rehabilitation
Raising awareness today around world Hepatitis C day… our own Governor was tested along with more than 80 prisoners today! #HepatitisDay2022 Special thanks to @PracticePlusGrp and @HepatitisCTrust for making this happen! 💉
Our HerWellbeing e-newsletter is out now! We include recipes and an interview with @ButlerTrust award winning catering manager, David Hill.
As well as everything you need to know about going plant-based 🥦
If you haven't seen it already sign up here!
We are delighted to announce the completion of our first women's Community Custody Unit: 'The Bella Centre' in Dundee.
The facility is the first of its kind in the UK, and marks a step change in the way Scotland supports women in custody. Read more: http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/News/News-8612.aspx
@HMPESuttonPark is fundraising for @CancerResrch. Check out their @JustGiving page and please donate if you can. Thank you! #JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eastsuttonpark22?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=eastsuttonpark22&utm_campaign=pfp-tweet&utm_term=6cf0574501564593ab22f1fe09173e15
A great day was had by all on our @raceforlife day raising money for @CancerResrch. Well done to all who took part, organised, helped supported and donated.Thank you.
Not the best picture folks, but the table never lies! Up the prison service! #teamwoodsey #wpfg2022
Quick reminder: our CEO @joydoal will be taking part in The Great Foston Sleep Out ✨THIS THURSDAY✨ at @HmpFostonhall , raising awareness around homelessness & raising funds for local Womens Centres supporting women leaving Foston.
All donations welcome! http://ow.ly/GJJX50JPn2w
Recently we have been contacted by @HMP_Wandsworth and @HMP_Woodhill good luck with trialling foam footballs…. A great form of distraction and exercise! Keep us updated with your feedback! ⚽️ #innovation
So we reach the end of a really challenging week thanks to umprecedented weather conditions, but I couldn't be prouder of the whole @HMPHewell community. The heat was awful, but we had very few issues despite the conditions, which is a huge credit to all. Thankyou. #rehabculture