Zac’s ‘eye opening’ work experience steers career decision

Zac’s ‘eye opening’ work experience steers career decision image

A sixth former who spent a week doing work experience at Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation (CGM CRC) is now seriously considering probation as a future career. Seventeen-year-old Zac Randles is studying A levels at Urmston Grammar and was interested in finding out what it’s like to work in probation.  During his week with…

HMP Risley Pilot Programme Success

HMP Risley Pilot Programme Success image

  An innovative new course – using rap, poetry and music to engage with prisoners at HMP Risley – has been successfully piloted by RiseUp Community Interest Company. Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) has put its full support behind the initiative, encouraging case managers (CMs) from the CRC to attend one of…

Cheshire Community Payback Team Claims back ‘Garden Jungle’

Cheshire Community Payback Team Claims back ‘Garden Jungle’ image

  Local residents are delighted after a Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) Community Payback team cleared an over-grown garden in Runcorn that had become a local eye-sore. A local resident wrote to the CP team saying:   “Having lived next to the property for eight years I can’t tell you how…

International Food event brings staff together

International Food event brings staff together image

About 40 Minshull Street Probation Services staff enjoyed an array of delicious international dishes to celebrate the end of Ramadan and a celebration of Eid. Foods represented included: India, the Middle East, Jamaica, Morocco, Italy,  French, New Zeland, Greece, Mexico, Ireland and USA.   Money donations will go to the victims and families of the Manchester Arena Attack. The event, inspired…

Manchester bombing brings out the best in probation staff

Manchester bombing brings out the best in probation staff image

  A children’s charity has thanked Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation staff based at Minshull Street in Manchester for donating excess stationery to them. The letter of thanks said: “I can’t begin to teIl you how happy we were with absolutely everything you sent.  It has saved us a great deal of money.” Minshull Street staff decided, in the light of…

Khamran and Tim’s Big Decision on The One Show

Khamran and Tim’s Big Decision on The One Show image

  Since successfully completing a restorative justice programme –  following a brutal attack with a baseball bat on a complete stranger – Khamran Uddin has completely re-examined his life. Now, he and his victim are to be filmed for a special One Show TV report to be aired on June 20. Khamran and Tim Isherwood…

Cheshire community payback team praised for a “tremendous job”

Cheshire community payback team praised for a “tremendous job” image

Plaudits are coming in thick and fast for the Community Payback team – run by Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) – in Cheshire West for their work improving the environment around Cheshire churches – mowing, weeding, pruning and tidying up. Following sterling work to improve the grounds of St James Church,…

Photo delight for army veteran Rick

Photo delight for army veteran Rick image

A former solider from Manchester has been put in touch with his old army mates thanks to the efforts of the Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN). Now, he has been presented with framed photos of them by E-FAN. Rick McGillivray, a former Lancashire Fusilier between 1984 and 1989, launched a campaign to hear from his former…

EFAN renews its commitment to the military covenant

EFAN renews its commitment to the military covenant image

The Ex-Forces Action Network (E-FAN), delivered by Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), has re-affirmed its commitment to the military covenant at a Chester University workshop. The project is funded by the MoD’s Covenant Grant Fund, which itself forms part of the government’s long-term commitment to supporting projects designed to help veterans under…

Cabbie Meets Attacker In Restorative Justice

Cabbie Meets Attacker In Restorative Justice image

Taxi driver Mohammed came face-to-face with the man who robbed him at knifepoint as part of a process called Restorative Justice. Matthew, aged 22, was sentenced to 12 months in custody following the attack, in which he demanded the cabbie hand over his cash. Restorative Justice (RJ) helps victims by giving them the chance to…