Former soldier given a helping hand in time for christmas and birthday milestone

Former soldier given a helping hand in time for christmas and birthday milestone image

Former Lancashire fusilier Rick is swapping the streets for a better life thanks to the Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN) – an initiative designed to help former service personnel in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Rick was street homeless in Manchester and sleeping in a park. His benefits had been suspended and he had no money. Suffering…

Christmas cheer for children

Christmas cheer for children image

Parishioners at one of Oldham’s churches have hit a 20 year milestone – donating presents to people on probation – just in time for Christmas. Worshippers at the Shore Edge Methodist Church, in Buckstones Road, Shaw, have donated new and second hand gifts to Oldham probation every year since 1996. Toys are donated to the…

Owen is optimistic about the future thanks to probation

Owen is optimistic about the future thanks to probation image

(left – right) Owen Barry and Jason Roberts, Case Manager Since beginning his community order Owen Barry has acquired a whole new sense of purpose in life and for the first time is optimistic about the future. Owen, a Tameside resident, was given a two year suspended sentence for affray in 2015, which has been…