Payback gets mayor’s seal of approval

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Beneficiaries and Community Payback staff at Willow Grove Cemetery THE MAYOR of Stockport has met with offenders on Community Payback following a promise made to a dead soldier’s family. There are a number of World War One and World War Two graves at Willow Grove Cemetery, in Reddish. Each year, as part of the area’s…

Top gong for WISER’s author

Top gong for WISER’s author image

Treatment Manager Suzanne Morrison receives her certificate from Sir Michael Harrison SUZANNE Morrison has earned a coveted Butler Trust award in recognition of the work she did writing WISER. The treatment manager received her award last month from Sir Michael Harrison, trustee and chair of the Butler Trust’s Awarding Panel. The Trust is a charity…

MP visits Chester office

MP visits Chester office image

MP Chris Matheson met with Interchange Manager Kerri Bendon (left) and Community Director Donna Yates. MP Chris Matheson visited probation to learn more about the work carried out in his constituency. The representative for Chester met with Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CGM CRC) Donna Yates, Kerri Bendon and Val Barker during the…

Premiership footballer praises payback

Premiership footballer praises payback image

Danny Simpson, Leicester City fullback, talks about probation. PREMIERSHIP footballer Danny Simpson has spoken to national media about how his experience on Community Payback has “helped me grow”. Danny, who plays for Leicester City, was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend and was sentenced to 300 hours of Community Payback in Manchester in 2015. The…

Councillors praise community payback

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Community Payback tackled overgrowth at St Luke’s. COMMUNITY Payback has been praised for work carried out at one of Cheetham Hill’s most famous landmarks. Manchester City Councillors for the ward have thanked offenders for clearing dense overgrowth from St Luke’s Church, off Smedley Lane, since last year. Teams of people carrying out unpaid work have…

Supporting women offenders in Cheshire

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IMPROVING the service women offenders receive in Cheshire was the focus of a meeting hosted by probation. CGM CRC has earned national recognition for the work carried out with female service uses across Greater Manchester. But providing the same level of service across Cheshire – a rural county that covers a big geographical area –…

David impresses on probation

David impresses on probation image

DAVID Norman has launched an organisation to provide support to male victims of sexual abuse. The 51-year-old is on licence supervised by Karen Daniels, a case manager for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). He was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiracy to supply cannabis. He said: “Obviously I’d…

Focus on female offenders

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(left-to-right) Bernie Warburton, probation officer, Sue Brindle, Eve’s Space case worker, and Rachel Devine, probation services officer, at Bolton’s women’s centre CGM CRC is carrying out a host of work focusing on women service users that coincides with International Women’s Day. Amy Hall, equality and diversity officer, has helped write a women’s strategy for Interserve…

Pilot women’s project aims to boost compliance

Pilot women’s project aims to boost compliance image

A woman offender at work at Stretford Public Hall. COMMUNITY Payback supervisor Lillian Kinloch is spearheading a drive to improve compliance among female service users. The project involves a woman-only task group, which runs every Tuesday in Salford. On average, six women service users take part in the Community Payback team. So far, tasks have…

Cheryl praised for progress

Cheryl praised for progress image

CHERYL committed benefit fraud after her debt made her panic. The 46-year-old, from Staylbridge, was sentenced at Crown Court on July, 2015, after pleading guilty to the crime. She was sentenced to a two-year Suspended Sentence Order, with a requirement to attend the Tameside Women’s Supervision Centre, which is based at Cavendish Mill. Cheryl and…