Probation course helps Frank

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FRANK Mitchell was sentenced to a 12 month suspended sentence order after attacking his partner following a drunken row. The 53-year-old candidly admits that at the time he was in the grip of a serious alcohol problem, which saw him drinking a dozen pints a night everyday. Frank believes that support from the Cheshire &…

Sam’s new life helping others

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SAM stashed drugs to help raise cash to support herself and her partner, but after completing her jail sentence is now volunteering with homeless people. The 45-year-old was sentenced to two years in jail for possession of six kilos of amphetamine. Sam was living with a man from Sierra Leone. Because of his immigration status he…

Programme facilitator goes full throttle for charity

Programme facilitator goes full throttle for charity image

PROGRAMME facilitator Kevin Derret is revving up for a wheely-good challenge as he prepares to bike along the iconic Route 66 for charity. The father-of-three is embarking on the 2,450 mile expedition as part of a team driving disabled war veterans to help give them an unforgettable experience. He will be joined by former Cheshire…

Legislation paves way for new approach

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THE CHESHIRE & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company has a unique project aimed at engaging homeless offenders. Senior case manager Phil Keeling, based at Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Minshull Street office, works with people on probation who are either living on the street or who have a recent history of street homelessness.…

Supporting offenders in Chester

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Val Barker, case manager, with food donated to service users. PEOPLE on probation in need attending Chester’s probation office are being given access to free children’s toys and Easter eggs. The move is part of Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s drive to support people as they rehabilitate. Kerri Bendon, Interchange Manager, and her colleagues…