Probation case manager Aaron McCabe, 36, is thrilled after having won a prestigious accolade at last week’s National Probation Awards.
Interserve’s CRCs had three finalists at the annual event. Aaron and Suhail Nawaz were finalists in the Fairness, Decency and Respect category, while HIOW CRC’s Rob Marsh was a finalist in the Change and Innovation category.
The Awards, which are organised by HM Prison and Probation Service, recognise some of the outstanding work which takes place within the probation sector.
Aaron, from Shirley, Southampton, won his category at the finals for his work as a health trainer, a position he held with HIOW CRC prior to taking in his current role.
He said: “I was extremely proud to represent the Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC at the National Probation Awards. I felt very special being nominated but it was amazing to win. I am moved when I think about the support I’ve received from managers, staff and community services – in my role as health trainer, now as a case manager and previously as a service user.
“I met many passionate and positive people from across the country at the event. It’s really exciting to hear about all the good work taking place and to see how probation is changing and becoming more creative and tailored to service users.”
Kim Thornden-Edwards, HIOW CRC’s chief executive, said: “I am thrilled that Aaron has won this award, it is richly deserved. His positivity and commitment to inspiring others is infectious.
“I am immensely proud of our staff at the CRC and the hard work they do. Both our Hampshire finalists, Aaron and Rob, represent the excellent work we do in probation and were recognised for projects where probation staff and service users work together to bring about successful rehabilitation and closer integration with their local communities.”