Sally finds a new lease of life thanks to probation and Womenmatta

Sally finds a new lease of life thanks to probation and Womenmatta image

Holly and Sally Sally was imprisoned for 4 years for fraud from her employer, but has found a new lease of life thanks to probation and WomenMATTA. The 48-year-old is supervised on licence by Holly Dobson, a Case Manager for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). Sally works for WomenMATTA, an organisation…

Amy finalist in top awards

Amy finalist in top awards image

Amy Hall, equality and diversity officer, nominated for top gong. EQUALITY and diversity officer Amy Hall is a finalist in this year’s National Probation Awards event. The prestigious award scheme is run by the National Offender Management Service and recognises outstanding achievements made by staff working in the National Probation Service and the 21 Community…

Stakeholder event gets thumbs up

Stakeholder event gets thumbs up image

Partner agencies at CGM CRC’s stakeholder event. MORE than a hundred people attended Greater Manchester’s stakeholder event to learn more about probation. The conference included presentations from the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company, Interserve and partner agencies Shelter; P3 and 3SC. The event, which was held at the AJ Bell Stadium, Irlam, was…

Payback’s a winner with junior footballers

Payback’s a winner with junior footballers image

Urmston Town JFC secretary Duncan McIntyre (centre) flanked in the new club house by members of the Community Payback crew and Paul Collier (second right) from the Novus Probation Service Education programme. JUNIOR footballers at a club in Urmston are walking in the footsteps of Liverpool greats at Anfield, thanks to a group of offenders.…

Probation course helps Frank

Probation course helps Frank image

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

Sam’s new life helping others image

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

Legislation paves way for new approach image

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

Supporting offenders in Chester image

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…

Payback gets mayor’s seal of approval

Payback gets mayor’s seal of approval image

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…