UFFC members online invitation & questionnaire

UFFC Members Invitation & Questionnaire 2020source: United Families & Friends Campaign
published: 20 October 2020

Would you or your family like to become a member of the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC)?

This Invitation & Questionnaire is aimed at all families across the UK whose loved ones have died at the hands of the state.

Only complete this questionnaire if you or your family would like to be part of a national campaign collective.

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National Family Fund & UFFC Gift Fund announce 2nd funding round

NATIONAL MEMORIAL FAMILY FUND 2nd fund roundsource: 4WardEverUK
published: 12 November 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce (following Round 1 Grants), the second round of National Memorial Family Fund grants opening on 7 December 2020 (as well as the UFFC Children’s Christmas Gift Fund) which families can apply to immediately.

Important: Affected families and/or campaigns will need to be registered on the NMPMFF website before applying for grants from the fund – various partners are available to assist with applications.

The second Family Fund round officially opens on 7 December 2020 and will close on 7 February 2021.

The main difference in this second round (compared to round one) is that grants will not be awarded/issued on a rolling basis, but rather final decisions will be made after the closing date on 7 February 2021.

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UFFC 2020 : Annual Letter to the UK Prime Minister

Parliament Big Ben

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 9 November 2020

In October 2020 the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) annual protest & rally moved online with a powerful video tribute that remembered the victims and heard from some of the families affected. See report here >

Traditionally, a letter is hand delivered to 10 Downing Street with the demands to reform state custody practices and procedures. This years letter was sent by post and is reproduced in full below.

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‘Ingenuity’ programme to highlight creative arts of prison inmates

prison soap carving
Prison inmates soap carving

source: National Justice Museum
published: 9 November 2020

Michelle Hubbard, the Senior Creative Engagement Practitioner from the Nottingham based National Justice Museum, has asked us to circulate details of the project she is developing called ‘Ingenuity’, based around exploring an historic collection of beautiful objects crafted by people in prison.

Some of these objects will have been made in prison workshops, some will have been made illicitly with crude materials and items to hand. for example there are several beautifully made little soap carvings that the maker would have whittled away at (probably late at night) to fill the hours of emptiness and loneliness, using just their government issue soap ration, and maybe a finger nail or matchstick to carve it with.

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