Holme House Prison information
HMP Holme House opened in May 1992 and is a large local category C training and resettlement prison for holding sentenced male prisoners aged 18 years and over. The population is mainly comprised of longer sentenced determinate prisoners with a substantial number of remand prisoners.
The prison serves primarily the communities of Tees Valley, South West Durham, East Durham and North Yorkshire.
Holme House Road
Stockton on Tees
Tel: 01642 744 000
Fax: 01642 744 001
Governor: Chris Dyer
Prison Group Director: Alan Tallantire
Accommodation: Seven self-contained residential communities. One house block is a drugs therapeutic community (69 places). A mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation and communal showering facilities.
Operational Capacity: 1,210
Admission Criteria: Male – convicted adults and young people
NHS England commission a comprehensive range of healthcare services. These services are provided by:
- G4S Healthcare Services UK Ltd
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- Change, Grow, Live
- Spectrum Community Health CIC
- Burgess and Hyder Dental Group
- Morton Opticians
Social Care provision is by arrangement with Stockton Borough Council.
Promoting Recovery at Holme House
In 2017, HMP Holme House was chosen to pilot the concept of a drug recovery prison (DRP) programme which will run until 2020. An investment of £9 million has been provided by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department of Health and Social Care to support this pathfinder initiative.
The objective of the DRP is to test a ‘whole prison approach’ that promotes recovery by tackling both the supply and demand for drugs in prison. By creating an environment where opportunities for recovery can flourish everyone benefits.
Key elements of the DRP include:
- Promoting safety and security
- Enhancing care and wellbeing
- Making the prison a more positive experience
- Strengthening continuity of care after release
By delivering these key elements, alongside improvements in the Offender Management in Custody process, developing a rehabilitative culture and implementing a comprehensive reducing reoffending strategy, Holme House will offer people the best chances for change and hope for the future.
Latest inspection report: HMP Holme House - July 2017 (PDF)
Action plan: HMP Holme House - December 2017 (PDF)