Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19 image

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company has mobilised more than 20 staff and six vans across the region to support the elderly and people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting food and essential goods. Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies that provide rehabilitative services to low and medium risk offenders across…

Community space gains stunning murals thanks to artist on Community Payback

Community space gains stunning murals thanks to artist on Community Payback image

Fabrica, a social enterprise based in North Camp and with two shops in Borden, has a newly decorated community space for local people thanks to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) service user Imanka. Fabrica specialises in collecting, restoring and selling collectable and vintage items to raise money for good causes…

Ernie wins Butler Trust certificate

Ernie wins Butler Trust certificate image

Ernie Grendall has won a Butler Trust certificate in recognition of his work organising peer mentor support for people on probation. The veteran and volunteer peer mentor coordinator works for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC). He organises for volunteers to provide additional help to service users who are referred…

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours image

A unique programme is being launched by Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that uses modern technology to help service users tackle substance misuse. Breaking Free Online is an accredited digital treatment and recovery programme for people with issues associated with drugs, alcohol and offending behaviours. One of the key advantages that Breaking Free has over…

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse image

Interserve has launched a pioneering intervention aimed at preventing young adult males from committing domestic abuse. The company owns five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across the country. Interserve has a team of experts who are developing new interventions to address offending…

HIOW CRC rated “good” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation

HIOW CRC rated “good” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation image

Caption: HIOW CRC’s chief executive officer Kim Thornden-Edwards The Hampshire & Ilse of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) is proud to receive the first ‘good’ rating in the country from independent inspectors. The probation company is one of five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) owned by Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…

Offenders contribute half a million pounds to communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Offenders contribute half a million pounds to communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight image

Offenders in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight working on community payback have put more than half a million pounds back into their community according to the latest figures by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC). HIOW CRC, which is responsible for supervising offenders on community payback and ensuring they comply…

Interventions in Hampshire

Interventions in Hampshire image

Offenders in Hampshire are benefiting from a range of bespoke services provided by the Society of St James Substance Misuse Service. People supervised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company and ordered by the courts to carry out Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days as part of their sentence can be referred to the…