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Archive for 2013

23rd December 2013

GMPT brings xmas cheer

COLLEAGUES from across GMPT have donated presents as part of an appeal to ensure children across the region wake-up to a gift on Christmas day. Radio station Key 103 runs Mission Christmas to support an estimated 150,000 […]

12th December 2013

Steve is Back on Track

Back on Track is a Manchester charity dedicated to changing people’s lives through developing learning and skills. The organisation provides easy access to education, training and work experience opportunities […]

11th December 2013

Duane chooses alternative to crime

Duane completed a one year Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) order in January, and it is the first sentence he has ever successfully completed. The 22-year-old, who is now in full-time work, was in trouble since he […]

10th December 2013

Father Christmas to visit Tameside grotto

FATHER Christmas will be spreading festive cheer at a Santa’s Grotto in Tameside. The grotto is opening its doors to all children from across the borough, and is being hosted at the Women and Their Families Support […]

Women’s centre expansion on the cards

A SUCCESSFUL women’s group is hoping to expand its services in the New Year. The Women and Their Families Support Centre, at Cavendish Mill, Bank Street, Ashton supervises women on community sentences, provides support […]

9th December 2013

GMPT Twitterthon set to soar

GREATER Manchester Probation Trust is hosting a Twitterthon to promote the work carried out by staff across the region. Probation seeks to increase public safety by holding offenders to account for their actions while […]

Eve-Marie holds key to award

EVE-Marie Furness has been nominated for a top award because of the specialist role she has developed securing housing for high-risk offenders. Finding accommodation for people leaving Approved Premises (AP) has become […]

Can do attitude reaps rewards

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback are clearing the streets, recycling and donating cash to charity – all at the same time. The scheme is part of the Trust’s bid to improve its impact on the environment. […]

25th November 2013

Quitting heroin and surviving tragedy

CLAIRE Shirley has found renewed hope after her son’s death triggered a downward spiral almost ending in suicide. Ben, aged nine, lost his battle against leukaemia in 2010. Claire had been taking prescription opiates […]

22nd November 2013

AP residents packing rucksacks for the homeless

NHS staff Adam Clayton and Shaun Gerrard RESIDENTS at St Joseph’s Approved Premises are packing rucksacks to be distributed to the homeless on the run up to Christmas.  The initiative involves giving everything […]