Assisted Prison Visiting Scheme, this is where you can get help with travel costs to prison

If you’re aged over 18, you may get help with the cost of visiting a close relative or partner in prison.

You must be claiming a certain benefit(s) like:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Find out more by contacting the prison or the Assisted Prison Visits Unit.

Assisted Prison Visits Unit
Telephone: 0300 063 2100
Textphone: 0845 304 0800
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Or you can write to the Assisted Prison Visits Unit:

Assisted Prison Visits Unit
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD

You can download the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme – Customer Guide, puublished by the Ministry of Justice from our document download section, click here

And the Assisted Prison Visits scheme application form, again from our document download section, click here.