DART HMP Grendon

Inclusion DART (Drug & Alcohol Recovery Team) have provided the psychosocial support in HMP Grendon since 2012.

HMP Grendon was opened in 1962 as an experimental psychiatric prison to provide treatment for prisoners with antisocial personality disorders, under the direction of a medical superintendent.  Over the years it has been brought more in line with the rest of the prison estate and is now run by a prison service governor. It does, however continue to operate a unique regime in its therapeutic care of offenders.  HMP Grendon can house up to 238 residents in Cat B secure conditions, with each of its six wings operating as autonomous therapeutic communities.

Our DART engage and participate in HMP Grendon’s regime and have worked hard with Prison Officers and Governors to develop a bespoke DART Service to meet the specific needs of individuals at HMP Grendon which is a full Therapeutic Community.

IRP is the only other programme to be delivered in addition to the Therapeutic community regime and groups at HMP Grendon

In 2014 our DART successfully piloted IRP (Inclusion Recovery Programme) which is a a great achievement.  We worked closely with the prison staff and service users, and now with proven outcomes that this works it has now been accepted as a group work programme.



  • Criminal Drug & Alcohol Services
HMP Grendon
Grendon Underwood
HP18 0TL
Phone Number
01296 445000