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…

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal image

A unique partnership is supporting women at HMP Styal to make positive changes to their lives and improve their well-being. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) delivers services at prisons across the region it covers to help prepare prisoners for release. CGM CRC commissioned relationships charity Relate Cheshire & Merseyside to…

New approach to Through the Gate achieving results

New approach to Through the Gate achieving results image

Caption: CGM CRC’s Dave Ankers and Kim Ives. Stuart is one of hundreds of prisoners to be supported by a radical new approach to delivering services to offenders leaving custody. The 35-year-old, from Bolton, was met by his High Intensity Treatment Officer Kim Ives 12 weeks before he left HMP Hindley so she could help…

Carol Lee receives top National Probation Award

Carol Lee receives top National Probation Award image

Carol Lee last night won a top national award in recognition of her work supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Carol, who works for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC), supports people referred to her from police custody suites and courts in Wigan. She has worked with more…