Rochdale office hosts Pakistan Director of Probation visit

Rochdale office hosts Pakistan Director of Probation visit image

Pakistan’s director of probation Arshad Mahmood has visited the service in Rochdale to share learning about the management of child sexual exploitation (CSE) perpetrators in the context of Pakistan and Islam.     Mr Mahmood met with staff at the Cheshire & Greater Manchester’s Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CGM CRC) Rochdale office. The director, from the…

Probation team supports unique Greater Manchester Police custody project

Probation team supports unique Greater Manchester Police custody project image

A unique project is working with people referred from police custody to help make sure they get the help they need to stay out of trouble.   Across Greater Manchester approximately 45,000 people end up in police custody every year.   Receiving help during a moment of crisis can result in people getting the support…

Community Payback Cleans Up For Salford Drop-In Centre

Community Payback Cleans Up For Salford Drop-In Centre image

The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) Community Payback team helped ensure that Salford Loaves and Fishes – a drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable people –  was looking at its best for its official opening. The team lent a hand so that outside spaces were looking spick and span for the…

Inclusive Culture Pledge 2018

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  The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) has signed up to an Inclusive Culture pledge. This initiative, run and supported by Equality Works Ltd (EW Group), asks organisations to focus on improving equality and diversity over the course of 2018.EW Group will support organisations who have signed the pledge with free resources…

Gavin raising cash for the homeless

Gavin raising cash for the homeless image

Gavin Carter is sleeping rough tomorrow night to help raise awareness and cash for a charity dedicated to supporting homeless people in Merseyside. He will be bedding down for the night in a cardboard box under a plastic sheet outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral. Gavin, head of service delivery at the Professional Services Centre (PSC),…

Raising awareness about homelessness

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Spending a cold night under a plastic tarpaulin has helped Gavin Carter raise almost £300 for charity and learn a little about life on the streets. Gavin was one of a hundred people who bedded down for the night outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral as part of a fundraising event for the Whitechapel Centre, which…

Cancer battle inspires charity challenge success

Cancer battle inspires charity challenge success image

PROBATION manager Danielle Buckley has smashed five fearsome challenges to help raise cash for cancer charities after being inspired by her pal Vicky Noble.   Vicky, an Interchange manager with the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company, was diagnosed with cancer in April, 2016, and had tumours in both breasts. After a long battle,…

Community Payback supports Dena

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Green-fingered great grandmother Dena Murphy (89) has been short-listed for A Pride of Britain award for her community work, supported by Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Community (CGM CRC) Payback. Dena, who chairs the Northfield Allotments in New Moston, has been leading the project to encourage the community to grow fresh vegetables and to…

Jenna is a winner

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Senior Case Manager Jenna Tett was one of half a dozen colleagues from across Interserve’s justice business to win awards at the company’s divisional recognition ceremony last week.   Jenna, from the Cheshire & Greater Manchester CRC, was awarded for her work supporting colleagues and working with offenders with drug and alcohol problems, among other issues.  …

Local MP visits HMP Styal

Local MP visits HMP Styal image

MP Kate Green visited HMP Styal to learn more about the work the prison and Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies are doing to help support women preparing for release. The Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston met with Prison Governor Mahala McGuffie and head of reducing reoffending Anastacia Selby, together with Chris Edwards, chief executive of…