Our Prisoner’s Families Adviser is available in the publicly accessible Atrium most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
This adviser is available for families and friends of prisoners who need support and advice on almost any topic. Examples include assisting family members dealing with a financial shortfall through benefit applications and financial health checks, assisting with housing issues, or giving advice on the assisted prison visits scheme. We also deal with the full range of CAB advice topics through this project.
If you are a friend or family member of a prisoner, you can contact our Prisoner’s Families adviser and leave a message for them on 0141 554 0004
Those inside HMP Barlinnie have the opportunity to meet with our Links Centre Advisers.
Our links centre advisers help prisoners with the full suite of advice areas that Citizens Advice can help with. Of particular interest to prisoners however are housing issues and handling the transition into and out of prison including dealing with debt, banks, phones and other subscriptions on entry to prison, and setting up benefits for release.
Prisoners can access this service by asking their gallery officers for a referral to Citizens Advice.