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Archive for August, 2014

21st August 2014

Overcoming communication barriers

COLLEAGUES from across probation will be taking part in a series of events aimed at improving the service provided to offenders with learning disabilities. Staff from the CGM CRC, North West National Probation Service […]

19th August 2014

Minister visits Stockport Women’s Centre

JUSTICE Minister Simon Hughes today visited Stockport’s Women’s Centre, a service dedicated to supporting vulnerable females in the borough. The centre (SWC) provides a safe place for women. It offers everything from […]

18th August 2014

John praised by Warrington Guardian

THIS week John Jackson has shared his story with the Warrington Guardian, a brave step for him and one which promotes probation. The 42-year-old spoke powerfully about the help he had been given by the CGM CRC’s […]

Sam nominated for award

CGM CRC health trainer Sam Bradshaw has been nominated for a Pride in Oldham award by one of the offender’s she has helped. Leon Kelsall nominated Sam, stating that she helped him through a profound depression […]

John back from the brink

DEPRESSION coupled with binge drinking had brought John Jackson to the brink of suicide. But thanks to help from an award winning organisation – Support 4 Change – the 42-year-old is now in recovery and is […]

14th August 2014

Edem back on his feet

EDEM started a voluntary role mentoring teenagers in July, just months after getting arrested and being made homeless. The 22-year-old was sentenced to a nine month Intensive Community Order after smashing furniture and […]

13th August 2014

Chief praises work with women

THE national women’s offender lead for the Ministry of Justice has given a ringing endorsement of the work being carried out by CGM CRC and partners across Greater Manchester. The organisations have developed a model […]

6th August 2014

Community Payback’s a blooming success

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback are seeing the fruits of their labour blossom at Wythenshawe Park. Members of the public, council staff and members of the Wythenshawe Horticultural Society have all lavished […]

4th August 2014

Funding secured to develop practice

FUNDING has been secured to develop practice in relation to how probation works with offenders with learning disabilities and difficulties or communication problems. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community […]