|Hewell Lane Redditch Worcestershire B97 6QS|
Governor / Director
|Male Cat. B|
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Chair: Mr Anthony Roper
Vice Chair: Mr John Barritt
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|HMP HEWELL Visitor Info|
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Online Library documents for HMP HEWELL
MP Hewell was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons on this site, Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange. Brockhill has now closed. It holds prisoners of categories ‘B’ ‘C’ and ‘D’. Accommodation is varied.
Houseblock 7 (the old Brockhill) 'Brockhill' closed on 30th September 2011
HMP Hewell was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons on this site, Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange on 25 June 2008.
Houseblocks 1 - 6 are what used to be HMP Blakenhurst (Cat B)
Houseblock 8 is the old Hewell Grange (Cat D Open)
Houseblocks 1-6 have workshops providing Construction Industry Training, double glazing manufacture, industrial cleaning, waste management, laundry and contract services. Education provides ICT courses, ESOL, basic literacy and numeracy, art and cookery classes. Other special features include a listener scheme, ETS courses, SDP courses, alcohol and victim awareness courses and anger management. There is also a restorative justice initiative, including the SORI programme.
Houseblock 8 additionally offers external college courses, Open University distant learning, a range of ICT, Literacy and Numeracy courses. Employment throughout the estate including Farms and Gardens, Kitchen and full time employment via our Resettlement to Work Scheme.
House blocks 1-6 single or double occupancy. House block 8 is dormitory accommodation.
In addition, across all the houseblocks there is Information, Advice and Guidance offering services such as Preparation for Work training, CV writing, completing job applications and individual guidance interviews.
Mon: 08:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:30 & 18:00 - 19:45
Mon: 18:00 - 19:45
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports available include;
The library service in HMP Hewell is provided by Worcestershire Libraries and Learning.
There are two libraries, one in HBs 1-6, the Cat B building and one in the Grange Resettlement Unit, the open prison.
The library in 1-6 is open every day Monday to Friday, and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The library at GRU is open every morning, afternoon and evening, including weekends.
The libraries have a wide range of stock including Education books, Quick and easy reads, graphic novels. foreign language and large print books, spoken words CDs and music and meditation CDs.
Library staff provide an enquiry and reservation service, and there is a full selection of prison and legal information.
Prisoners can borrow books from any branch library in the county.
There are library collections on Segregation, Healthcare and the VP unit, and quick pick collections on most of the wings.
Library staff co-ordinate Toe by Toe in both libraries and run Storybook Dads at GRU.
The Six Book Challenge runs every year, and there are other special events throughout the year.
The Writer in Residence runs book clubs, creative writing sessions and other activities. Both libraries have Books on Prescription collections.
Prisoners are able to use three computers, with permission of senior staff, for job applications, CVs, education and creative writing.
Every prison has a Chaplaincy department managed by a Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by admin staff, other Chaplains and ‘Sessional Chaplains’ (faith leaders who visit for specific services or sessions). The Chaplaincy is considered an important part of the prison structure. When a prisoner arrives at a prison they are usually seen by a Chaplain within 24 hours and are invited to register as a specific religion (if they haven’t already done so) and can change their declared religion at any time.
Full-time Catholic Chaplain
Sessional Free Church Chaplain
NHS Healthcare Information for Hewell
Prison Healthcare Manager - Brockhill: Jackie Cockerell
Prison Healthcare Manager - Hewell Grange: Trish Cerrone
OFSTED inspect education establishments from schools to colleges to prisons. They inspect education facilities within prisons and have inspected Hewell.
OFSTED NUMBER: 50134
Contract Services x4
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Basic Literacy Course, Entry Level
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT users (ECDL Part 2)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Cleaning Operators' Proficiency Certificate
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
ESOL Skills for Life
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Health and Safety at Work
Health and Safety in the Workplace
ICT Skills for Life
Introductory Radio Production
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 1
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 3
Key Skills in Communication - level 1
Key Skills in Communication - level 2
Key Skills in Communication - level 3
Key Skills in Improving Own Learning and Performance
Key Skills in Working with Others
National Introduction to Self Employment
National Skills for Self Employment
National Success in Self Employment
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 1, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
NQF - Level 3, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 3, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF)
NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing (QCF)
NVQ in Hairdressing
NVQ in Hospitality
OCN Entry Level, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 2, PW B, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6)
OCN Level 2, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 2, PW C, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7)
OCN Level 3, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
QCF provision - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5), PW C
QCF provision - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5), PW C
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
QCF provision - Level 3, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
Specialist Task Course
Spoken Communication and Presentation (ESOL) - Pre-Entry 1 - Introductory Certificate of Success 1
Employed: £7.00 - £20.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
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You can contact the local authority on matters such as libraries, environmental health, trading standards, food hygiene, social services, education and electoral registration.
Trading Standards can help with problems with purchases such as weights and measures, ‘best by’ dates, pricing & faulty goods.
Story Book Dads/Mums
Prison Video Link (PVL)
All prisons with video link facilities have at least one courtroom and two briefing rooms where the defendant can hold a conference with their solicitor before and, if required, after their court hearing.
If court hearings are not taking place it may be possible for solicitors, barristers and Probation Officers to hold interviews with a prisoner via video link to save having to visit the prison.
The facility is also available to assist the Parole Board in dealing with oral hearings.
It should be noted however that court hearings must take priority. At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.
To book the Video Link facility for Houseblocks 1-6 telephone: 01527 405000 ext 3768
To book the Video Link facility for Houseblock 7 telephone: 01527 552650 ext 2882
Monitoring and Inspection
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) regularly inspects prisons and produces a report of their inspection with recommendations for improvements.
Click Here to download a guide to inspections
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download the latest inspection reports for all prisons
Independent Monitoring Board
Each prison has an Independent Monitoring Board made up of local people who visit the prison regularly to check on the treatment of prisoners. They produce an Annual Report.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download current and earlier IMB annual reports
Click Here to download the IMB’s information leaflet; explaining who they are and what they do.
OFSTED, who check on teaching standards in schools also visit prisons and publish a report of their findings.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download OFSTED reports for all prisons
Monitoring & Inspection
Our on-line Library has a special section containing information, reports and publications about the monitoring of prisons and related services.
Click Here to visit the ‘Monitoring and Inspection’ section of our on-line Library
Information in this section has been kindly provided by the individual prison and the Ministry of Justice. This is supplemented with information from various government websites, Inspectorates and IMB reports and specialist departments within the Prison Service, government, and regional assemblies/parliaments.
Some of the data is published retrospectively: IMBs/Visiting Committees publish their reports up to 6 months after the end of the reporting period and at different times throughout the year, HMCIP publish their reports up to 6 months after the inspection. Population and performance figures are the latest published but can be considerably out of date.
Please Note: Information is constantly changing: The information on our website is regularly checked but if you have additional information, or if you believe that any of our information is incorrect or any links appear to fail please click on ‘Contact’, below.
Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.
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From over the wall
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Finding your voice in the recall process
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