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…

Probation pals raise cash for the homeless

Probation pals raise cash for the homeless image

Four members of probation staff braved cold conditions and slept rough for the night to raise cash for charity. Colleagues from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) took part in an event run by Trinity Winchester, an organisation that provides facilities and support for homeless and vulnerable people six days a…

Community Payback team uncovers hidden parts of Sandown Bay for all to enjoy

Community Payback team uncovers hidden parts of Sandown Bay for all to enjoy image

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback are on the right track after creating a new woodland path, which they named Churchill Wood, in Sandown Bay. Access to public land has been vastly improved thanks to a joint project between the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), Arc Consulting and the Bay Coastal Community…

Creative Arts programme helps Zoe hit the right note

Creative Arts programme helps Zoe hit the right note image

Creative Arts Programme helps Zoe hit the right note MUSIC is helping Zoe Hoddins to overcome anxiety and is supporting her rehabilitation. The 27-year-old has completed a Creative Arts Programme run by TreeCreeper Theatre Company and the Hampshire Cultural Trust, and she hoping to apply for a college course before pursuing a career in music and…

Justice Minister impressed by HIOW CRC

Justice Minister impressed by HIOW CRC image

The Minister for prisons and probation, Sam Gyimah MP, visited Southampton probation premises yesterday to meet with staff and offenders. Mr Gyimah learned about the innovative ways in which the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) is working to reduce re-offending. Kim Thornden-Edwards, HIOW CRC’s chief executive, hosted the visit, which…

HIOW CRC Women’s Centres help offenders find a new path

HIOW CRC Women’s Centres help offenders find a new path image

Women’s centres help offenders find a new path To commemorate International Women’s Day (8th March), the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) is celebrating the achievements of women offenders who choose a crime free life. International Women’s Day focuses on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The HIOW CRC supports women service…

Kabir is passionate about giving service users a voice

Kabir is passionate about giving service users a voice image

Kabir is passionate about giving service users a voice After successfully turning his back on drugs and crime, Kabir Breathen is now a champion for offenders supervised by probation. The 40-year-old co-ordinates the new Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company’s (HIOW CRC) Service User Council; which involves service users in the development of…