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Archive for August, 2013

29th August 2013

Cyber bullying forum

THE third North West Practitioner Forum will be debating cyber bullying at the next event. Greater Manchester Probation Trust, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, are running a series of discussions […]

Top marks for Approved Premises

STAFF at GMPT’s Approved Premises (AP) and Offender Managers have been praised after an independent audit gave them top marks. The NOMS regional team of inspectors awarded the joint work between the Trust’s AP […]

28th August 2013

Anthony breaks habit despite rubbish start

AT his nadir, Anthony Bebbington slept rough in a bin shed in Ashton terrace. Addiction and a death in the family brought the 35-year-old to the brink of despair, but thanks to support from Greater Manchester Probation […]

27th August 2013

Sobriety key to Amanda’s reform

MUM-of-one Amanda believes probation has been fundamental to her beating the bottle. The 37-year-old was sentenced to a two year community order in September last year after pleading guilty to child neglect – and she […]

22nd August 2013

Acorn plants seed of recovery

ALCOHOLISM almost cost Kevin his life, but his dedication to change is now proving to be an inspiration to others. Greater Manchester Probation Trust and Acorn supported the 32-year-old since he was released from his […]

19th August 2013

Dough Devils Out To Earn An Honest Crust

TWO men are making bread by baking after launching their business to help them earn an honest crust. Lee Birchenough and Brooks Abela are on a roll after using their loaf to launch Dough Devils earlier this year. They […]

8th August 2013

Staff support Dave’s charity efforts in memory of his daughter

  PROBATION service officer Dave Champion is completing a series of charity events for the Lullaby Trust following his daughter’s death. Rhianna died in her sleep six days after her third birthday, in January this […]

Jason to wed true heroine

AFTER successfully completing detox, Jason’s first step was to propose to his partner. He believes he could not have made the commitment to his fiancee without GMPT’s support. Having used crack cocaine and heroin for […]