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Archive for November, 2015

30th November 2015

CGM CRC’s October stats

THE Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s has achieved its best set of performance figures. CGM CRC, which was launched in June, 2014, has notched up a “good” overall rating for work […]

CGM CRC’s autism pilot

CGM CRC is embarking on a process that could lead to it becoming the first probation organisation to get accreditation from the National Autism Society. Autism is a disability that affects people in different ways, but […]

25th November 2015

Cracking down on domestic abuse

MEN convicted of domestic abuse can be sentenced to take part in an intensive course aimed at stopping them from re-offending. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) designed the […]

23rd November 2015

Tim meets his attacker

UNIVERSITY lecturer Tim Isherwood has met his attacker five years after being left unconscious following a vicious unprovoked assault. Khamran Uddin wielded a baseball bat and struck a blow that knocked three of Tim’s […]

20th November 2015

CGM CRC welcomes Ministerial visit

MINISTER Andrew Selous yesterday visited CGM CRC to learn more about the work being done by probation. The politician, who has responsibility for prisons and rehabilitation, spent two hours at the company’s Intensive […]

Dave’s offering others a lifeline

CRACK, heroin and alcohol addictions led to Dave Smith attempting to take his own life. Now the father-of-three works for Lifeline, a charity committed to promoting recovery. Dave first started smoking cannabis and […]

18th November 2015

Support to battle the booze

OFFENDERS sentenced to an Intensive Community Orders (ICO) benefit from a range of support to help them tackle drug and alcohol abuse. As well as a course designed by probation services officer Kim Wilson to make […]

Raising alcohol awareness

OFFENDERS on Intensive Community Orders can be required to take part in a course that increases awareness about alcohol and the damage it can cause. The sessions are run by probation service officer Kim Wilson. People […]

17th November 2015

Probation key to change

THAI Smith has the keys to his own flat after probation has helped him open a new chapter in his life. The 26-year-old was sentenced to a 12 month Community Order and 150 hours Community Payback for an assault he […]

4th November 2015

Gary in recovery

AFTER years battling crack cocaine addiction, Gary is progressing on probation and has been clean for 10-months. The 47-year-old admitted four accounts of fraud and two thefts after appearing at Manchester Magistrates […]