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…

Pioneering service supports rehabilitation

Pioneering service supports rehabilitation image

A pioneering service has entered its third year and has now worked with more than 2,000 service users to help them make positive changes to their lives. The Integrated Healthcare in Custody and Wider Liaison and Diversion Service (IHCWLDS) is a partnership made up of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC),…

Carol all set for Probation Awards final

Carol all set for Probation Awards final image

Carol Lee has won through to the final of the prestigious National Probation Awards for her work supporting people to help them stop reoffending. The Probation Awards are judged annually by an independent panel run by Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service. The awards recognise the best work carried out by probation services across England…

Help Jenny help the homeless

Help Jenny help the homeless image

Jenny Archer-Power is one of a group of runners raising cash for entrenched rough sleepers by participating in the Manchester 10k run. The community director for CGM CRC is the head of probation for Oldham and Rochdale, and also leads on the service’s approach to delivering Integrated Through the Gate services to people leaving prison.…

Sarah quits drugs and is back in work

Sarah quits drugs and is back in work image

Sarah was sentenced to probation after her son failed to attend school and she has used the support she received from CGM CRC to quit cannabis, gain employment and start a new life. The mum-of-four had never previously been in trouble with the law and was shocked to end up before the courts. Sarah was…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…

Service users complete courses

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Two people on probation have praised an initiative which has helped them access the jobs market by learning new skills. Gary and Garkai Jwaye-Jwaye are both on Community Orders supervised by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) and have been awarded certificates for completing a maths and English course and a…

Probation helps Daniel quit the bottle

Probation helps Daniel quit the bottle image

Daniel was arrested after shouting racial abuse at his neighbour following an on-going row which was fueled by booze – but he has now quit the bottle thanks to help from probation. The 46-year-old has struggled with alcoholism since he was in his teens and drank upwards of 16 cans of strong lager every day.…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…