The Mothers’ Union often work with like-minded charities in supporting families in difficulty. In Winchester we are now partnering with Spurgeons Children’s Charity to deliver the project “Invisible Walls”.
This project supports the families of men held at Winchester prison, who are often badly affected by the imprisonment of a member of their family.
Our main role is to support Spurgeons in running the Visitors Centre and Play Area, which is open every afternoon including weekends, with information, resources and signposting to local community services and activities.
This project also works with fathers in prison to encourage their understanding of their role and identity as a father, helping them to build up parenting skills, as well as their relationships with their families whilst in custody, through parenting programmes, workshops and one-to-one support.
Small children who are visiting relatives in prison are given a knitted mouse to play with while they are in the prison. Mothers’ Union branches are also supporting this project my making mice for this project.
If you wish to support this project in any way, please contact our Diocesan Secretary, Sue Murphy, on 07514 024157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.