Letter of gratitude from Community Payback service user

Letter of gratitude from Community Payback service user image

COMMUNITY Payback service user Richard* has been so impressed by the opportunity that Community Payback gave him that he felt moved to write to probation to thank them. Richard is half way through completing 100 unpaid work hours after being sentenced to unpaid work for malicious wounding in September. Community Payback (CP) is managed by…

Stakeholder survey – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HIOWCRC2017

Stakeholder survey – www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HIOWCRC2017 image

Dear Colleague,   Stakeholder survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HIOWCRC2017   In Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC we are keen to hear from our Stakeholders and Partners to help us to improve our services.  To enable us to do that, we are carrying out a survey to enable you to feedback your views on the services that…

Hampshire manager land top Interserve award

Hampshire manager land top Interserve award image

Justice duo Rob Marsh and Sarah Hughes are thrilled to have won Interserve Awards in recognition of their outstanding efforts.  The annual Interserve Awards can be entered by any of the company’s 80,000 employees, and nominees win through divisional heats before being judged by the firm’s bosses during a rigorous process.  Senior case manager Sarah,…

Drama workshops at women’s centres support rehabilitation

Drama workshops at women’s centres support rehabilitation image

More than 60 service users have taken part in Creating Change – a programme of art-based workshops at six women’s centres.   The centres, which are run by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC), hosted the programme, which was devised and delivered by BearFace Theatre and Hampshire Cultural Trust. Creating Change…

Ten years of Community Payback at Abbeyfield

Ten years of Community Payback at Abbeyfield image

RESIDENTS at Abbeyfield Court, Locks Heath, have benefitted from grounds work and building maintenance carried out by Community Payback (CP) teams over the last ten years.  The work is carried out by probation service users who have been given unpaid work hours to complete as reparation for their offences. CP is managed by the Hampshire…

MP meets probation peer support group – Open Door

MP meets probation peer support group – Open Door image

PORTSMOUTH South MP Stephen Morgan joined representatives of the Open Door service user group at their weekly meeting. Open Door is a group for probation service users and and former offenders that is supported by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC). The group meet weekly at St Luke’s church in…

Training as a shipwright sets Jack on course to work in the boat trade

Training as a shipwright sets Jack on course to work in the boat trade image

JACK Betts is turning his back on crime after training as a shipwright. The 30-year-old, received a 12-month suspended sentence and 180 hours of Community Payback for an alcohol fueled assault. He is supervised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). When Jack’s case manager, Julie Eden, first met with him,…

Inclusive Culture Pledge 2018

Inclusive Culture Pledge 2018 image

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company has signed up to an Inclusive Culture pledge. This initiative, run and supported by Equality Works Ltd (EW Group), asks organisations to focus on improving equality and diversity over the course of 2018. EW Group will support organisations who have signed the pledge with free resources…

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…