Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19 image

We have undertaken a great deal of work to make our offices safe so we can continue to deliver our services as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your safety is our highest priority. We will only invite you into one of our offices if it has been risk assessed and is COVID-19 secure.…

Clean-up work carried out by offenders is praised by Chester Council

Clean-up work carried out by offenders is praised by Chester Council image

Offenders carrying out Community Payback along an idyllic stretch of disused railway have been praised by Cheshire West and Chester Council for improving the popular path. Community Payback is a sentence made by the court that involves people working for a period of time under the supervision of probation on tasks that benefit local areas.…

Plea for volunteers with lived experience

Plea for volunteers with lived experience image

A pioneering project that aims to support people at risk of offending is hoping to recruit 50 volunteers. The Greater Manchester Integrated Healthcare in Custody and Wider Liaison and Diversion Service was established in the region two years ago. The team meets people arrested in police custody suites and provides help to them with the…

Funding secured to help develop practice

Funding secured to help develop practice image

Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have secured funding to help develop the next phase of the company’s personalisation project. Personalisation involves focusing probation practice on an individual’s needs, giving them increased ownership over the service they receive. Interserve’s five CRCs have each piloted a unique approach to personalistion within a probation setting. Evaluation of the projects…

Manchester bombing brings out the best in probation staff

Manchester bombing brings out the best in probation staff image

  A children’s charity has thanked Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation staff based at Minshull Street in Manchester for donating excess stationery to them. The letter of thanks said: “I can’t begin to teIl you how happy we were with absolutely everything you sent.  It has saved us a great deal of money.” Minshull Street staff decided, in the light of…