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

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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

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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),…