Kirlevington Grange Prison Visit

Our FdSc Supporting Innovation in Health and Social Care students visited the Kirklevington Grange Prison in Yarm. The students receive a tour of the prison facilities and were able to gain an insight into the ethos and mission aims of the facility through conversations with staff from different areas of the prison.

The students also had the opportunity to talk to the prisoners who shared personal experiences. This provided them with an insight into prison life and enabled them to gain a better understanding of the needs of the individuals and how the holistic health, education, social and employment needs are supported.

The knowledge gained on the trip will be used as part of the Work Related Experience unit. The students will reflect on the visit and feedback the effectiveness of the services to other students on the course.

Chloe, FdSc Supporting Innovation in Health and Social Care student, commented: β€œIt was really interesting to be able to see inside an open prison and to be able to discuss job roles with staff. Speaking to the individuals about their experience at Kirklevington was surreal.”

Angela Bleasdale, Programme Leader, said: β€œI was very grateful to the staff at Kirklevington in Yarm, who took the time to give the students an experience that they would not normally be able to access.”

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