Our impact Case studies Alice's story Family referral When my partner was sentenced to 4 years in prison it was the first time I had come into contact with the criminal justice system and Social Services. I was really frightened and had no idea where to turn to for support. At the suggestion of a school nurse I self-referred to Futures Unlocked. They helped me in developing a relationship with Social Services. They gave social activity support to my children and budgeting help to me. As I said to the independent researcher who did an evaluation of their Family project - Without the support I could well have lost my children as well as suffering very negatively in my health and mental state.