Case manager Aaron shortlisted for prestigious Butler Trust Award

Case manager Aaron shortlisted for prestigious Butler Trust Award image

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) case manager, Aaron McCabe is one of only 43 nominees, out of over 300 nominations, who have been shortlisted for a Butler Trust Award 2017-18. As a former service user, Aaron has a great deal of empathy and understanding for those managed by probation. He is…

Raising awareness about homelessness

Raising awareness about homelessness image

Spending a cold night under a plastic tarpaulin has helped Gavin Carter raise almost £300 for charity and learn a little about life on the streets. Gavin was one of a hundred people who bedded down for the night outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral as part of a fundraising event for the Whitechapel Centre, which…

Gavin raising cash for the homeless

Gavin raising cash for the homeless image

Gavin Carter is sleeping rough tomorrow night to help raise awareness and cash for a charity dedicated to supporting homeless people in Merseyside. He will be bedding down for the night in a cardboard box under a plastic sheet outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral. Gavin, head of service delivery at the Professional Services Centre (PSC),…

Unique selection process finds top candidate

Unique selection process finds top candidate image

Stephen Czajewski joined the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) this month following a unique appointment process that involved him being interviewed by people on probation. The Community Rehabilitation Company launched a recruitment drive to find a top Chief Operating Officer earlier this year. The final two candidates were interviewed by a panel including…

Community Payback at Romsey Show

Community Payback at Romsey Show image

VOLUNTEERS at this year’s Romsey Show were assisted in set up and break down by probation service users sentenced to Community Payback (CP). Teams of service users, supervised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC), worked at the show ground. The agricultural show, which took place on Saturday 9th September,…

Biggest recruitment drive launched

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Interserve has launched its biggest recruitment drive since winning the contract to run probation services at five Community Rehabilitation Companies three years ago, as the company seeks to recruit a total of more than 30 probation case managers. The company is committed to providing the best possible service to people on probation. Ian Mulholland (pictured),…

Probation helps John find key to new flat

Probation helps John find key to new flat image

John’s* application for a flat and independent living has been supported thanks to his positive work with probation including completing a six-month Thinking Skills Programme. The 43-year-old, from the Isle of Wight, who has spent time in an out of prison since his late 20s, completes two Community Orders for assault and public order offences…

Case manager Aaron is a proud winner

Case manager Aaron is a proud winner image

  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…

CRC staff in National Probation Awards final

CRC staff in National Probation Awards final image

  HAMPSHIRE & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) has two finalists in the National Probation Awards 2017. The awards recognise outstanding work in the probation sector, and are organised by HM Prisons and Probation Service. The event, which is hosted at Crewe Hall Hotel in Cheshire on Wednesday 21st June, also selects the…

Sarah reflects on volunteering at Gosport’s About Turn Project

Sarah reflects on volunteering at Gosport’s About Turn Project image

Sarah Thomson, 43, from Gosport, has been volunteering with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) for the last 18 months. She has been supporting the CRC run About Turn Project in Gosport, a regular group for probation service users located in a community setting. Sarah said: “I see myself as a…