Regime information for Risley Prison

There is an integrated regime offering offending behaviour courses in enhanced thinking skills, sex offender treatment programme, PASRO and CALM.

A variety of work is available in areas such as contract service workshops, the kitchen, laundry, cleaning, gardens and the waste management unit. We also offer work in the Braille workshop which is a restorative justice project.  Vocational Training Courses are currently available in Fitted Interiors, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Bricklaying, Cleaning services and ICT.  Risley is also part of the PICTA scheme which offers a high level of IT and networking skills to trainees interested in this type of work.  There is a comprehensive Education Programme offering Art and Design, IT (including I-Media) and Functional Skills.  The PE Department offers students a chance to study towards the Focus gym instructor qualifications and other sport related accreditation.

Risley has level three Healthcare services with 24 hour nursing presence and on-call medical cover, however there are no in-patient beds. A wide range of primary care services are provided by Warrington PCT staff. Services provided include: GP run surgeries, Nurse Practitioner clinics, Nurse Triage, Community Pharmacy, Community Psychiatric Support, Health Promotion, Dentistry, Optician, Physiotherapy and Chiropody.

Substance Misuse Strategy
Risley offers a comprehensive range of interventions for prisoners who are identified with substance misuse issues.  Arrangements can be made for detoxification, rehabilitation, treatment, education and counselling.  The Warrington Prisons Pathway to Recovery team provide the opportunity for prisoners, who wish to address their substance misuse issues, through both keywork and groupwork.  Additionally, Risley now operates a Recovery Unit, in which prisoners can undertake a 12 week residential programme focusing on Recovery and substance abuse.

Transfer to rehabilitation units in other establishments are possible.  Substance Misuse courses are available and couselling is provided by CRI (Crime Reduction Initiative).

The Chaplaincy consists of Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Church chaplains to provide worship and pastoral care for Christians. A full-time Imam does the same for Muslims, and there are sessional ministers provided for Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Jehovah's Witnesses and Quakers. The Chaplaincy provides learning and faith development opportunities through courses of various kinds and religious instruction.  It has a particular role in supporting prisoners in danger of suicide and self-harm.  There is a constructive policy to support prisoners at times of bereavement and serious illness.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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