Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Spurgeons Invisible Walls Service

Invisible Walls is a family support service based in HMP/YOI Winchester managed by Spurgeons, a national children's charity.

What do we do? We work with partner agencies to coordinate and provide integrated support packages for local families affected by imprisonment.

What we can provide for children and families:

  • Pre and post release support for families and fathers in prison at HMP/YOI Winchester
  • Support for visiting family members at HMP/YOI Winchester including play provisions, signposting to services and providing information and resources
  • A range of parenting courses and 1:1 work for fathers whilst in custody
  • Provision of monthly Family Days and Homework Club for fathers and their children
  • A bridging service for fathers on release and their families into local services to meet their resettlement needs, as part of a multi agency response
  • Access to information, resources and advice to help meet the needs of identified families
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Venue/Contact Details
HMP/YOI Winchester
Spurgeons Invisible Walls Service
Romsey Road
SO22 5DF
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
PRISON VISITING TIMES:, Monday - Sunday: 2.00pm and 4.20pm (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).;;For remand visits, there are two visiting sessions each afternoon (at 2.00pm and 3.15pm), each lasting 45-60 minutes.;;For convicted visits, there is one session each afternoon (at 2.30pm) which lasts between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes.;;Visits can be booked in two ways, either by telephone or e-mail.;E-mail:;;Telephone: 0845 223 5514;The booking line is open Monday-Friday 10.00am-12.00pm;;All visitors are welcome to use the Visitors' Centre facilities open daily from 12.30pm ? 5.00pm (subject to staffing).
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Visits should be booked by telephone or email