HMP Low Newton Primrose Service

HMP Low Newton Primrose Service

Site Name

HMP Low Newton Primrose Service

Address: 47 Finchale Avenue, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SD

Service(s) provided

Secure, Specialist, Forensic, Assessment, Therapy

The Primrose Service offers 12 places for high risk of harm female offenders presenting with severe personality disorder. The service forms the top tier of the Offender Personality Disorder Strategy for Women and won a prestigious WHO (World Health Organisation) award in 2009 for the high quality of service provided to female prisoners.

Suitable for:

Primrose is the national women’s high risk of harm service for England & Wales. It can accommodate one restricted status woman at any time.

  • A current offence of violence against the person, criminal damage including arson, sexual (not economically motivated offences) and/or where the victim is a child; and
  • Assessed as presenting a high risk of committing another serious offence; and
  • Likely to have a severe form of personality disorder; and
  • A clinically justifiable link between the above.
  • Have at least three years of their sentence left to serve.

Offer:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM©), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP©), Motivation & Engagement (part of the Chromis© package), Life Minus Violence – Enhanced (LMV‐E™), individual specialist offence‐focused work, art therapy, psychiatric sessions and other life skills sessions.
Additional interventions also include Prim‐role Play, Mobile Team Challenge (MTC) as well as further services including the Officer Led Programme (OLP) which includes the officer led clinic, acupuncture, massage, creative sessions and mural projects. There are a mixture of group and individual sessions.

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Opening / Clinic Times

Telephone

0191 376 4161

Email

janetm.marsden@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

URL

Access to Service

Referral

Referral Process

janetm.marsden@hmps.gsi.gov.uk, 0191-376 4161
Potential candidates must have at least three years of their sentence left to serve.

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Address:

47 Finchale Avenue, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SD