E-fan, a new half million pound initiative to help veterans, is launched in Manchester

E-fan, a new half million pound initiative to help veterans, is launched in Manchester image

(L-R) Donna Yates, Community Director CGM CRC: Cllr Jed Philbin: Mayor of Halton: Nicky Murdoch, Chief Executive DMWS The Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN), a new initiative designed to help former service personnel in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, was launched this week at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Delegates from the veteran’s community, together with representatives from health…

Through the gate service ensures John gets a bed on his first night

Through the gate service ensures John gets a bed on his first night image

Thanks to the Through the Gate (TTG) service, provided by Shelterand the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), John spent his first night out of HMP Risley in a bed rather than sleeping rough. Shelter’s Lisa Snow established contact with John on the weeks leading up to his release. To ensure that the risk of…

Ex-offender finds probation tax deductible

Ex-offender finds probation tax deductible image

When John started his Intensive Community Order (ICO) with Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) he never dreamed that it would help him restart his life by freeing him from a crippling debt of more than £11,500. John’s time in debt began in 2008 when, aged 18, he started an apprenticeship and…

E-fan: a major new initiative to help veterans in Cheshire & Greater Manchester

E-fan: a major new initiative to help veterans in Cheshire & Greater Manchester image

Meet the team: (left to right) Rhiannon Beirne, Case Coordinator -Lanie Irvine, Key Worker – David Bowyer, Key worker – Neil Willis, Interchange Manager – Ike Smith, Key Worker – Sarah O’Connell. The Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN), a major new initiative and the first of its kind anywhere in the UK, has been launched to help former service…