Community Payback winter improvements

Community Payback winter improvements image

Interserve’s justice business has invested in a dozen portacabins to help provide COVD-19 secure environments and keep service users carrying out Community Payback warm during the winter. Unpaid Work Orders are a sentence made by the court which require offenders to carry out unpaid work to benefit their local communities. The aim is to hold…

Bolton probation offering winter lifeline to support service users

Bolton probation offering winter lifeline to support service users image

Colleagues at Bolton probation have raised £300 to buy winter essentials, hats and gloves to help keep homeless service users warm during the cold winter months and are also donating food parcels to people in need. There are currently 37 service users who regularly attend the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Bolton office…

Probation a ‘life changing’ experience for Paul

Probation a ‘life changing’ experience for Paul image

Paul was arrested after pulling a kitchen knife on his partner and threatening to kill her, but probation has helped him quit the bottle and transform his life. The 30-year-old is being supervised on a two-year Suspended Sentence Order and had to complete 330 hours Community Payback. As part of his sentence, he took part…

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable image

People on Community Payback are packing and distributing fruit and veg to help people in need across Greater Manchester. Up to eight service users carrying out unpaid work sentences made by the courts are assigned across a four-day week at EMERGE 3R’s FareShare GM warehouse, at New Smithfield Market in Openshaw, Manchester. The warehouse collects…

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19 image

We have undertaken a great deal of work to make our offices safe so we can continue to deliver our services as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your safety is our highest priority. We will only invite you into one of our offices if it has been risk assessed and is COVID-19 secure.…

Butler Trust commendation for CGM CRC’s Helen May

Butler Trust commendation for CGM CRC’s Helen May image

Probation case manager Helen May has received a Butler Trust commendation after one of the women she helped embrace a new life nominated Helen for transforming her life. The Butler Trust promotes best practice in the prison, probation and correctional facilities sectors. Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal is the organisation’s patron and each year…

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme image

A trio of colleagues from across Interserve’s justice business are finalists in this year’s Butler Trust Awards in recognition of their efforts supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Senior probation case manager Mike Ward, Integrated Through the Gate manager Sonia Leake, and volunteer Ian Sparshott have all made it through to the…

Great gran is Pride of Britain for work she does supporting offenders

Great gran is Pride of Britain for work she does supporting offenders image

Great grand mum Dena Murphy has scooped a highly prestigious Pride of Britain ‘Community Hero’ award in recognition of her efforts working with offenders on Community Payback. The 92-year-old, from north Manchester, has earned the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain accolade for the work she does in her neighbourhood. Community-minded Dena helps run a luncheon…

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable image

John is one of up to 20 offenders a day helping a charity pack food for the region’s vulnerable. Every member of The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) receives three bags of quality shopping for £7.50. Food donated by supermarkets from across Manchester and Trafford is collected and driven to the organisation’s warehouse where it…

Parishioners praise Community Payback

Parishioners praise Community Payback image

Parishioners at St James Church in Cheshire have praised offenders for the work they have done carrying out Community Payback maintaining the grounds. The churchyard, in Birch Heath Lane, Christleton, is one of scores of churches across the region supported by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CGM CRC) unpaid work teams. Offenders…