HMP & YOI Low newton Progression pipe

HMP & YOI Low newton Progression pipe

Site Name

HMP & YOI Low newton Progression pipe

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

Service(s) provided

Secure, Specialist, Forensic, Assessment

PIPEs are specifically designed, contained environments where staff members have additional training to develop an increased psychological understanding of their work. This understanding enables them to create an enhanced safe and supportive environment, which can facilitate the development of those who live there. They are designed to have a particular focus on the environment in which they operate; actively recognising the importance and quality of relationships and interactions. They aim to maximise ordinary situations and to approach these in a psychologically informed way, paying attention to interpersonal difficulties, for example those issues that might be linked to personality disorder.
The Progression PIPE supports residents in consolidating and generalising their treatment gains, putting new skills into practice and demonstrating improvements in behaviour. Residents will have successfully completed a treatment programme (usually one of high intensity).

Suitable for:

  • Minimum of 3 months of sentence remaining
  • Evidence of treatment completed – whole / in part
  • A diagnosis of Personality Disorder is not needed
  • No active mental health issues
  • Not intellectually impaired


The PIPE model incorporates six core components which are designed to support and develop individuals living and working on a PIPE. Through training and clinical supervision, the staff group can begin to develop the psychological and social environment of the unit, paying attention to the core principles of an enabling environment. Planned socially creative and structured sessions are offered to offenders in order to provide opportunities for relating and addressing issues that may be affecting progression through their pathway of intervention. Key worker sessions between offenders and staff are developed to coordinate, reflect upon and process the participant’s involvement on the PIPE, and their plans for the future.

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Opening / Clinic Times


Clinical Lead; 0191 376 4000 Operational Lead; 0191 376 4000


Access to Service


Referral Process

Approx length:
Minimum of 3 months to maximum of 2 years.

Residential for Women

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47 Finchale Avenue, Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SD