Tom supported to achieve positive change

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Tom has praised CGM CRC and partner agencies for helping him quit drugs and put his life back on track following a sentence for criminal damage. The 22-year-old, from Stockport, was arrested after getting into a row with his mum. Tom has autism and following the offence was homeless, was regularly using cocaine and struggling…

Probation staff enjoy hair and beauty treatments to highlight Adult Education courses on offer

Probation staff enjoy hair and beauty treatments to highlight Adult Education courses on offer image

Fully funded core and vocational skills courses were promoted at the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) office in Crewe today. Probation staff were treated to beauty treatments by trainers, organised by Interserve Learning & Employment (ILE) which is offering courses to probation service users through the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The…

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours image

A unique programme is being launched by Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that uses modern technology to help service users tackle substance misuse. Breaking Free Online is an accredited digital treatment and recovery programme for people with issues associated with drugs, alcohol and offending behaviours. One of the key advantages that Breaking Free has over…

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse image

Interserve has launched a pioneering intervention aimed at preventing young adult males from committing domestic abuse. The company owns five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across the country. Interserve has a team of experts who are developing new interventions to address offending…

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal image

A unique partnership is supporting women at HMP Styal to make positive changes to their lives and improve their well-being. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) delivers services at prisons across the region it covers to help prepare prisoners for release. CGM CRC commissioned relationships charity Relate Cheshire & Merseyside to…

New approach to Through the Gate achieving results

New approach to Through the Gate achieving results image

Caption: CGM CRC’s Dave Ankers and Kim Ives. Stuart is one of hundreds of prisoners to be supported by a radical new approach to delivering services to offenders leaving custody. The 35-year-old, from Bolton, was met by his High Intensity Treatment Officer Kim Ives 12 weeks before he left HMP Hindley so she could help…

Carol Lee receives top National Probation Award

Carol Lee receives top National Probation Award image

Carol Lee last night won a top national award in recognition of her work supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Carol, who works for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), supports people referred to her from police custody suites and courts in Wigan. She has worked with more…

Pioneering service supports rehabilitation

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A pioneering service has entered its third year and has now worked with more than 2,000 service users to help them make positive changes to their lives. The Integrated Healthcare in Custody and Wider Liaison and Diversion Service (IHCWLDS) is a partnership made up of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC),…

Carol all set for Probation Awards final

Carol all set for Probation Awards final image

Carol Lee has won through to the final of the prestigious National Probation Awards for her work supporting people to help them stop reoffending. The Probation Awards are judged annually by an independent panel run by Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service. The awards recognise the best work carried out by probation services across England…

Help Jenny help the homeless

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Jenny Archer-Power is one of a group of runners raising cash for entrenched rough sleepers by participating in the Manchester 10k run. The community director for CGM CRC is the head of probation for Oldham and Rochdale, and also leads on the service’s approach to delivering Integrated Through the Gate services to people leaving prison.…