Dear Prison Widow UK. My name is Mel and my partner is currently serving a prison sentence.
In my area; there isn't much support for prisoners families; although I do get a lot of support and kindness from people at the visiting centre when I visit my partner in prison.
I would really like to see more communities form groups so that prisoners families can engage; interact and talk about their feelings amongst people in the same or similar boat as themselves.
Even if these groups are just once a week little get-together's; it might help a lot of families of prisoners know that they are not on their own. I am very lucky in the sense that I have a very supportive family; but some people I speak to when I visit my partner have no one to turn to.
I think there should be more community groups. Just my two pence worth. Thanks. Mel xx