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Greenwich Prisons Social Care - London

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This is a prison social care service for adult offenders aged 18+ in the London Borough of Greenwich.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of personal care and support to all eligible patients within HMP Belmarsh, HMP ISIS and HMP Thameside.

We have a team of experienced social care staff, assisted by a team of trained Care and Support Orderlies (existing prisoners) to help patients address their wider health and wellbeing needs. Prisoners within the Greenwich cluster can self-refer to the service. A full assessment will then be carried out by the Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG), who will provide a support plan to any eligible prisoner. The CGL Greenwich Prisons Social Care team also provides resettlement support to trained orderlies as well as patients when transferred or released.

How to contact us

If you would like to find out more about the service you can call us on 02083314816 or email


Referrals are only accepted for prisoners within HMP Belmarsh, HMP ISIS or HMP Thameside (Greenwich prison cluster).

If you would like to refer someone to the service, you can speak to a member of the team in person, call us on 02083314816 or email

We provide:

  • Support plans via Greenwich Council for all eligible patients
  • Personal care and support delivered by a team of dedicated social care staff
  • Trained Care & Support Orderlies
  • Health & wellbeing planning
  • Support & resources for patients to improve overall quality of life and build patient resilience
  • Response to request for care with very little notice
  • Service User involvement and feedback; providing comment boxes, social care support groups, patient participation voice meetings, visible and accessible Care and Support Orderlies
  • Transfer or release and resettlement support

Where can I go for further information?

If travelling via TFL, the nearest train stations are Woolwich Arsenal or Plumstead. You can get either the 244 or 380 bus outside Woolwich Arsenal station (Bus stop Q) and get off at Belmarsh Prison (stop G). Alternatively, you can walk straight ahead to either prison sites from Plumstead train station.

HMP Belmarsh
Western Way
SE28 0EB
United Kingdom

Every day: 8am - 9pm

Greenwich Prisons - HMP Thameside

HMP Thameside
Griffin Manor Way
SE28 0DE
United Kingdom

Greenwich Prisons - HMP & YOI Isis

Western Way
SE28 0NZ
United Kingdom