FamilySpace London

FamilySpace is a safe hub for children and families across London affected by the imprisonment of a close family member. It is a space to share worries, access specialist support and focus on living well. 
FamilySpace London

Based at HMP Wormwood Scrubs Visitors' Centre, our team of trained staff and volunteers are on hand to offer a warm welcome and information on our latest courses, groups and activities. 

Who is it for? 

FamilySpace is open to all families across London affected by the imprisonment of a loved one anywhere in England or Wales. If you are unsure whether you can access the service, please do get in touch, and we will be able to point you in the right direction. 

What's on? 

Coffee Mornings 

Drop in 8.00 - 8.30 am on Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday for a hot drink and a chat before your visit, course or group. 

Family Support Drop-In 

Monday to Thursday 8 - 9.30 am 

Our Family Engagement Worker (FEW) will be available to discuss any concerns you might have about your loved one and how to address them. This can also be booked online if more convenient; just contact the team by email or phone to arrange a time. 

Courses & Groups 

  • Mother and baby group
  • Peer support groups
  • Child development
  • Advice and support
  • Money management information and signposting
  • Samaritans connections and advice 

School Holiday Activities 

Themed craft activities and events during school half-terms and holidays, occasionally with hot meals provided. 

Where to find us 

HMP Wormwood Scrubs Visitors’ Centre 
Du Cane Rd 
London W12 0AE 

Getting here 

Wormwood Scrubs is a 10-minute walk from East Acton underground station. The closest mainline railway station is London Paddington. Several local bus routes pass the prison. 

You can plan your journey by public transport with the Transport for London journey planner and/or National Rail Enquiries. 

If coming by car, you can park outside the prison. You will need to pay and display at certain times during the week. Check times and prices on the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham website. There is no visitor parking in the prison. 

Opening Hours 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8 am - 5 pm 
Tuesday & Friday – 8 am - 11.30 am 
Saturday – 8 am - 5 pm  
Sunday – 1.30 pm – 5 pm 

Contact FamilySpace 

T. 0208 735 0595 



This service is funded by John Lyon's Charity.