Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Holloway prison has set up Kinship support group. (PACT)

Great to see the bigger organisations getting involved.

What is pact doing at HMP Holloway?
pact is piloting a new Kinship Care Support Service, offering help to families who find themselves in this situation.

Our Kinship Care Support Manager is developing a range of pioneering support, aimed at people who find themselves looking after a relative's children when that person is sent to prison.

The aims of the Kinship Care Support Service
Our aims are as follows:

to support family members and friends who care for children whose parents are in HMP Holloway
to help resolve conflicts between the carers and parents of the children
to help facilitate contact between children and their parents in these prisons
What does pact offer?
The Kinship Care Support Service offers a range of support to carers:

someone to talk to about any concerns you have as a carer
help to explore how these concerns could be resolved
relationship counselling for prisoners and kinship carers. This service is offered in partnership with Marriage Care and is suitable for all manner of family relationships, not just married couples or partners
links to a wide range of local and national services
Getting in touch

I have had email conversations with the lady that is running this group, they saw the impact of the carers bringing in children to see parents in prison. Well done HMP Holloway!

Im gonna be on the radio!!!

Today i had a call from BBC radio Leicester, they are interested in my Kinship quest and will be doing an interview about my journey and the new support group. Weds 6th Jan is when i'm there going live around 10.10. I am sooooo nervous yet excited that i have this opportunity.

Bring it on!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bill Maynard supports Hinckley ROCKS

Well took the bull by the horns and tracked down a phone number for the lovely Bill Maynard aka Green grass in Heartbeat! What a super duper guy, he is going to help me along with the BBC raise the profile of my support group!

ooo mixing with the famous now lol

Will keep posting as my journey develops. xxxx

Monday, 7 December 2009

The Grapevine, Leicesters own fostering magazine

Well i haven't been on here in a while, so busy with the pressures of life and essays etc. But i had to take a moment to share my good news with you all.
I am reaaly pleased to find an article has been published for the counties Fostering magazine!!! Looks like i will be writing regular articles on my Kinship care quest, woo hoo would you believe it!

zipadeee do dah, zipadeee day, my oh my what a wonderful day. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx