Regime information for Belmarsh Prison
Prisoners at HMP Belmarsh are offered regular access to education, workshops, and 2 gymnasiums, one focusing on accredited courses and one recreational gym with use of a sports hall and a weights room.
The gymnasium staff work in partnership with Charlton Athletic Football Club to deliver F.A. accredited coaching courses qualifying prisoners to become coaches post release.
A comprehensive detoxification and CARATs service is available to all prisoners with good community links offering continuity of care post release.
Short term prisoners are offered help to resettle effectively by a range of voluntary and statutory agencies including Department of Works and Pensions seconded staff, C.R.I. who offer a housing advice service and officers trained by NACRO providing advice on housing related issues. Belmarsh also offers an accredited offending behaviour programme (Short Duration Programme). This is open to remand prisoners and those with 6 months or less to serve on the custodial element of their sentence.
A listener scheme for prisoners at risk from suicide or self harm is in operation.
A foreign national support group is in operation for prisoners with the Detention Advice Service providing advice on immigration law.