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Archive for December, 2015

24th December 2015

Offenders pay back with festive treat

MORE than 45 pensioners tucked in to a splendid three course Christmas meal prepared by offenders and staff a Wigan lunch club. Community Payback supplies four people on probation four times a week to the club, at […]

23rd December 2015

CGM CRC’s November results

THE Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s performance figures for November have been released. CGM CRC, which was launched in June, 2014, has notched up a “good” overall rating for […]

22nd December 2015

Church donates gifts to offenders

MEMBERS at one of Oldham’s churches have donated presents to people on probation in a move that perfectly captures the Christmas spirit. Worshippers at the Shore Edge Methodist Church, in Buckstones Road, Shaw, have […]

18th December 2015

Offenders praised for Bickerton Hill project

OFFENDERS are carrying out Community Payback at Bickerton Hill to help keep the heathland in its natural state. The initiative is part of a long-term project at the National Trust site that is aimed at preserving the […]

9th December 2015

Trainees turning lives around

THREE trainees are part of a new team offering support to people on probation. The Getting Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) traineeship is run by Inspiring Change Manchester (ICM) in partnership with the Cheshire & […]

Employment in the Spotlight

TAMESIDE probation has a unique project aimed at turning offenders away from crime by supporting them into education and employment. Dave Champion, probation service officer, is part of the borough’s Spotlight team. […]

8th December 2015

Women offenders raising cash for charity

BOLTON probation’s women’s centre is hosting its annual festive fundraiser, and it will be raising cash for a domestic abuse charity. Female offenders supervised by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community […]

7th December 2015

Volunteer route into probation pays dividends

EIGHT volunteers have become probation service officers across Cheshire during the last six months. Eve Croft, the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s mentor coordinator, is proud of […]

Phil pens thank you note to Community Payback

PHIL Dockerty was so impressed by his time on Community Payback that he penned a heartfelt ‘thank you’ note to his supervisor. The 28-year-old was sentenced for assault to a 12 month Community Order and 40 […]

Michelle’s road to recovery

MICHELLE is on the road to recovery and thinks probation has played a big part in her progress. The mum-of-two has suffered from alcohol addiction since she was a teenager. She first started drinking when she was 13, […]