Sarah quits drugs and is back in work

Sarah quits drugs and is back in work image

Sarah was sentenced to probation after her son failed to attend school and she has used the support she received from CGM CRC to quit cannabis, gain employment and start a new life. The mum-of-four had never previously been in trouble with the law and was shocked to end up before the courts. Sarah was…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…

Service users complete courses

Service users complete courses image

Two people on probation have praised an initiative which has helped them access the jobs market by learning new skills. Gary and Garkai Jwaye-Jwaye are both on Community Orders supervised by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) and have been awarded certificates for completing a maths and English course and a…

Probation helps Daniel quit the bottle

Probation helps Daniel quit the bottle image

Daniel was arrested after shouting racial abuse at his neighbour following an on-going row which was fueled by booze – but he has now quit the bottle thanks to help from probation. The 46-year-old has struggled with alcoholism since he was in his teens and drank upwards of 16 cans of strong lager every day.…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…

Offenders contribute more than £2,000,000 to the region

Offenders contribute more than £2,000,000 to the region image

Offenders in Cheshire and Greater Manchester working on Community Payback have put more than £2m back into their community during 2018. Community Payback is a punishment made by the courts for people who have broken the law and is supervised by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). The latest figures released…

Alastair applauded for complex case work

Alastair applauded for complex case work image

Probation case manager Alastair Lorimer (pictured middle) has been praised by a leading charity for the work he has done supporting an offender with mental health difficulties. Alastair works for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company and earned recognition at a staff awards event for the support he had given to George*, who…

St James Church praises Community Payback

St James Church praises Community Payback image

Offenders carrying out Community Payback have been praised for the work they have done maintaining the grounds of St James’ Church in Christleton. People sentenced by the courts to carry out unpaid work carry out a range of tasks at the Grade II listed building, which can trace its history back to the Domesday Book.…

Church donates presents to offenders

Church donates presents to offenders image

Parishoners at one of Oldham’s churches donated presents to people on probation in a move that perfectly captures the Christmas spirit. Worshippers at the Shore Edge Methodist Church, in Buckstones Road, Shaw, have donated new and secondhand gifts to Oldham probation for more than 20 years. Toys are collected by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester…

Event to recognise staff and volunteers

Event to recognise staff and volunteers image

Caption: Nazia Khaliq receives her award from CGM CRC’s chief exec Chris Edwards (right) and User Voice’s chief Mark Johnson (left). Service users, staff and volunteers met to celebrate the best work carried out by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company at the organisation’s inaugural recognition event. Certificates for all of those nominated…