Littlehey Prison information

HMP/YOI Littlehey works in partnership through a multi agency approach to provide a safe, decent and constructive regime that challenges offending behaviour, reduces re-offending and prevents further victims. To do this we provide a wide range of work provision including accredited vocational training courses in carpentry, joinery, motor mechanics, hospitality and ICT, educational classes ranging from basic and key skills to degree level learning; there is also production and domestic work; offending behaviour programmes including enhanced thinking skills, sex offender treatment programme, 12 step drugs programme and A-Z motivational courses. We strive to support release plans through effective sentence planning and support resettlement through the foundation training company programme, job centre plus and Nacro.

We offer support through 'Buddies' to combat bullying, 'Listeners' to support those at risk from suicide and self harm and race equality to assist with diversity issues.

Our aim to return people to the community and enable them to live law abiding and purposeful lives.


HMP/YOI Littlehey has a type II Healthcare facility with health care services commissioned by the PCT and core nursing staff being provided by the Prison Service. It is unsuitable for those prisoners requiring 24 hour care.

There are two health care departments, one for each side of the establishment to meet the needs of both young offenders and category C prisoners.

Mental Health In Reach services are provided by the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire NHS Foundation Trust. GP services are provided by Medac's combined with a wide variety of nurse-led and pharmacy-led clinics. Additionally, on site specialist services include dentistry, optometry, podiatry and physiotherapy. Services normally delivered in secondary care such as genitor-urinary medicine, ENT and dermatology are provided within the establishment.

Opening hours are
07:30 – 19:30 Monday to Thursday
07:30 – 17:15 Friday/Saturday/Sunday and bank holidays

Healthcare at Littlehey was awarded the WHO Best Practice in Prisons Award (Europe) 2005.

Drug Strategy

The Drug Strategy Co-ordinator and Chair of the Drug Strategy Committee is the Head of Healthcare Services, whose aim is to adopt a 'whole prison', proactive approach to the use of prescribed and illicit drugs within the establishment. There is a CARATs Team and a RAPt programme as well as an extensive VDT programme.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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