CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge

CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge image

Interserve’s five Community Rehabilitation Companies have signed up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge. This initiative, run and supported by Equality Works Ltd (EW Group), asks organisation 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 which focus on five…

Community Payback spreads festive cheer with Salvation Army hampers

Community Payback spreads festive cheer with Salvation Army hampers image

A TEAM of offenders on Community Payback have helped spread festive cheer by supporting a scheme to deliver Christmas hampers in Southsea. The Salvation Army runs the initiative, which involves packing hundreds of hampers with food and presents at their centre on Albert Road, Southsea. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)…

Service User Council update

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The Service User Council has been in operation since November 2016. In partnership with User Voice the CRC has held 5 Service User Councils in 2017. The Councils are chaired by Stephen Czajewski COO and attended by Service User Council members and staff from each Hub. The Service User Council Members hold surgeries in our…

Mandatory Community Payback workshops

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Following feedback from the last round of workshops and recent performance feedback, the Community Payback team are planning to hold 6 monthly workshops in each hub. It is MANDATORY SMT directive that all staff attend who meet the following: Any staff member who have not already attended a workshop Any staff member that is new…

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,…