Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North Kirsty Blackman visited Apex’s Grampian unit to see what services we offer people coming through the Criminal Justice system. Initially reluctant, Kirsty plucked up the courage to join the weekly acupuncture session and was very positive about her experience, saying she felt very relaxed – probably an unusual feeling for an MP!
Kirsty was particularly impressed with the Virtual Visits project, which she declared “groundbreaking”, as well as the FareShare we run in partnership with CFINE.
“Apex run a wide variety of services and I was delighted to visit to find out a little about the work they do. The virtual prison visiting facility allows those with relatives far away to have far more regular contact than they would be able to have if relying on public transport. Apex are to be commended for the work they undertake which is improving the quality of life, improving the chances of positive destinations after prison, and saving the public purse too.”
Thank you, Kirsty, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit us in Aberdeen!