Biggest recruitment drive launched

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Interserve has launched its biggest recruitment drive since winning the contract to run probation services at five Community Rehabilitation Companies three years ago, as the company seeks to recruit a total of more than 30 probation case managers. The company is committed to providing the best possible service to people on probation. Ian Mulholland (pictured),…

Beryl thanks Community Payback for going ‘above and beyond’

Beryl thanks Community Payback for going ‘above and beyond’ image

  A local resident was so impressed by the work and commitment of members of a Community Payback team working at St Barnabas church in Littleborough that she popped into the local Unpaid Work office to thank them. Beryl Smith, who is retired, said: “They were marvellous. Two lads approached me and asked if they…

Archery Club Sets Sights On Success With E-FAN Support

Archery Club Sets Sights On Success With E-FAN Support image

The Ex Forces Action Network (E-FAN) has joined forces with Kyujustu Archery Club in Runcorn to refurbish new fire-damaged premises – providing former veterans with valuable work experience whilst creating a ground-breaking community impact project in a disadvantaged area.   E-FAN is delivered by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) with…

Adam’s Marathon Walk Challenge for Tommy’s Baby Charity

Adam’s Marathon Walk Challenge for Tommy’s Baby Charity image

  A probation worker has set a target of £2,000 to raise money for Tommy’s, the baby charity, by doing a 25 mile walk around Manchester with his mates on Sunday, August 27.   Community Payback Placement Co-ordinator Adam Powsney (34), who works for Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), said: “I’m…

Community appreciation of Community Payback work

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  The Rev. Andrew Knight has written to a Community Payback team to thank them for their work in tidying up St George’s churchyard in Carrington. Community Payback is a sentence made by the courts to punish offending behaviour that involves people on probation carrying out unpaid work that benefits communities. In Carrington, it is…

New plaque tribute to 1940 Blitz victims at Salford Royal

New plaque tribute to 1940 Blitz victims at Salford Royal image

  A new war memorial has been unveiled at Salford Royal to commemorate the night that the hospital suffered fatalities during the Manchester Blitz of Christmas 1940.   The plaque was fittingly designed by former veteran Richard McGillivray from the Ex Forces Action Network (EFAN), operated by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC).…

Zac’s ‘eye opening’ work experience steers career decision

Zac’s ‘eye opening’ work experience steers career decision image

A sixth former who spent a week doing work experience at Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation (CGM CRC) is now seriously considering probation as a future career. Seventeen-year-old Zac Randles is studying A levels at Urmston Grammar and was interested in finding out what it’s like to work in probation.  During his week with…

HMP Risley Pilot Programme Success

HMP Risley Pilot Programme Success image

  An innovative new course – using rap, poetry and music to engage with prisoners at HMP Risley – has been successfully piloted by RiseUp Community Interest Company. Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) has put its full support behind the initiative, encouraging case managers (CMs) from the CRC to attend one of…

Cheshire Community Payback Team Claims back ‘Garden Jungle’

Cheshire Community Payback Team Claims back ‘Garden Jungle’ image

  Local residents are delighted after a Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) Community Payback team cleared an over-grown garden in Runcorn that had become a local eye-sore. A local resident wrote to the CP team saying:   “Having lived next to the property for eight years I can’t tell you how…

International Food event brings staff together

International Food event brings staff together image

About 40 Minshull Street Probation Services staff enjoyed an array of delicious international dishes to celebrate the end of Ramadan and a celebration of Eid. Foods represented included: India, the Middle East, Jamaica, Morocco, Italy,  French, New Zeland, Greece, Mexico, Ireland and USA.   Money donations will go to the victims and families of the Manchester Arena Attack. The event, inspired…