Probation volunteer bags brace of awards

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Probation volunteer Ian Sparshott has won two prestigious awards after using his decades of experience as a heroin addict and notorious petty criminal to now help others. The 64-year-old, who lives in Southampton, committed more than 200 shoplifting offences to fund an addiction to drugs that started in his teens and resulted in him spending…

Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme

Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme image

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme was launched in 2015 and provides an invaluable resource to help drive down reoffending in the county. The team includes 21 volunteers who provide a range of volunteer support to people on probation to help them make positive changes to their lives.…