Probation helps Lyndsay see a future

Probation helps Lyndsay see a future image

LYNDSAY believes the support she’s received from probation has helped her see a brighter future following committing benefit fraud after falling into serious debt. The mum-of-three, from Leigh, worked as a barmaid until the birth of her third child. Like many, she took advantage of free and easy credit, but as her circumstances changed, her…

Emergency supplies for service users

Emergency supplies for service users image

Staff at Warrington’s probation office have clubbed together to provide emergency supplies for service users who require support. The supplies include food, personal hygiene items and drink. They also donated Interserve’s Christmas meal allowance to a local charity that provides food to the homeless. Warrington probation office, which is part of the Cheshire & Greater…

Adam and Hayley attend charity reception at 10 Downing Street

Adam and Hayley attend charity reception at 10 Downing Street image

Last week Adam Powsney, community payback placement coordinator with CGM CRC, and his wife Hayley attended a charity reception to celebrate the good work of charities around the UK in the Downing Street state rooms. The event was hosted by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport , Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP.…

Event at Styal aims to help women prisoners

Event at Styal aims to help women prisoners image

Almost a hundred colleagues from across the criminal justice service gathered at HMP Styal to look at ways to improve the support provided to women leaving custody. The event was organised by Mahala McGuffie and Donna Yates, the prison Governor and Community Director of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). It…

Rachel wins top accolade

Rachel wins top accolade image

RESETTLEMENT team manager Rachel O’Connor (pictured left) is to get a Royal seal of approval after winning a prestigious accolade for her work supporting prisoners preparing for release. Shelter delivers the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Through the Gate (TTG) service. Rachel and CGM CRC’s Donna Yates (pictured right) have together designed and…

Adam named regional ambassador for Tommy’s charity

Adam named regional ambassador for Tommy’s charity image

Adam Powsney, community payback placement coordinator with CGM CRC, has been named the first regional ambassador for Tommy’s, the birth charity. Adam and his wife will be attending an event at Downing Street to raise awareness of Tommy’s work this week. Tommy’s funds medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, and provides…

Community Payback contributes more than 438,000 hours unpaid work

Community Payback contributes more than 438,000 hours unpaid work image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered…

Denairo about to successfully complete his licence

Denairo about to successfully complete his licence image

Denairo is progressing well on probation after serving two years in jail for holding drugs as he struggled to make enough money to pay the bills. The old had never previously been in trouble with the law. He stashed cannabis and MDMA for others as a way to make cash quickly as he struggled to…

Community Payback on target for thriving football club

Community Payback on target for thriving football club image

Offenders carrying out Community Payback have been praised for helping maintain a Bolton football club’s grounds. Teams of up to eight people completing unpaid work orders have been working at Horwich St Mary’s juniour football club for more than a year. The on-going relationship between the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company, which runs…

Interserve receives prestigious certificate

Interserve receives prestigious certificate image

Interserve has earned certification from the International Corrections and Prison Association in recognition for developing personalisation, a theory aimed at helping people on probation to make positive changes. The award is for the work the company’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have done with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University to develop…