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Archive for November, 2012

29th November 2012

Achieving excellent employment results

ACHIEVE Greater Manchester has supported hundreds of offenders into employment. The scheme, which is part of a North West initiative that is joint funded by National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the European […]

26th November 2012

Offenders praised for helping allotments blossom

Don Booth has praised Community Payback for the work offenders have put into helping the Tindall Street Allotment blossom. Community Payback celebrates its 40th birthday this week, and Don, from Liverpool Road, Eccles, […]

22nd November 2012

Community Payback’s Jean Heaton cooks up a treat

COMMUNITY Payback officer and culinary queen Jean Heaton has been cooking up a storm since 1984. The 58-year-old is one of Greater Manchester Probation Trust’s longest serving members of staff, and has been supervising […]

21st November 2012

Probation supports Mark’s rehabilitation

CRACK cocaine drove Mark to commit a series of offences he now deeply regrets, including robbing two women at knife point. The father-of-two, from Wigan, got sucked into life as a career criminal after a traumatic […]

16th November 2012

Probation Minister visits GMPT

THE MINISTER responsible for probation visited Greater Manchester yesterday to meet with staff and offenders on a fact-finding mission. The government is due to announce its next steps following an in-depth review of the […]

5th November 2012

Colleagues recognised by Butler Trust

Five Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT) staff and a project partner have been awarded Butler Trust certificates for their success in developing initiatives which are improving offender compliance with community […]