Volunteers play crucial role in probation

Volunteers play crucial role in probation image

by Laurie Beach, Peer Mentor Coordinator   As I’m sure almost all of us do, I think every day about how it must be for some of the most vulnerable people in our society whilst we all face the challenges coronavirus has brought. That is especially the case for probation. I work for the Cheshire &…

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19 image

The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company has mobilised more than 60 people and 20 vans across the area to support the elderly and people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting food and essential goods. Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies that provide rehabilitative services to low and medium risk offenders across England,…

Probation helps Lisa break free from abuse

Probation helps Lisa break free from abuse image

Lisa* has praised probation after the support she was given helped her to leave her abusive partner who had repeatedly raped her and threatened her with knives. The 28-year-old was sentenced for possession of fire arms after she was arrested and tear gas was found in the car she was travelling in. Lisa was sentenced…

Minshull Street office closure

Minshull Street office closure image

The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Minshull Street office has now been closed, the Manchester operation will be delivered from the below locations. The offices are as follows: Trafford Office Trafford Probation Office, Newton Street, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8LG Main Switchboard: 01442 296013 Salford Office Salford Probation Office, 2 Redwood Street, Pendleton, M6…

Probation team wins prison accolade

Probation team wins prison accolade image

A team dedicated to ensuring men leaving custody do not reoffend has won a regional award in recognition of their unstinting efforts to support people to make positive changes to their lives. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CGM CRC) Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) team at HMP Risley was nominated by the…

Former Olympic champion launches bike scheme for offenders

Former Olympic champion launches bike scheme for offenders image

Caption: Chris Boardman (pictured centre) together with Kevin Harrison, Community Payback manager (left) and Chris Edwards at the Oldham probation bicycle repair shop. Former Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has backed a scheme aimed at supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) has launched…

Tom supported to achieve positive change

Tom supported to achieve positive change image

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…