Creating Change across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Creating Change across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight image

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) is running the Creating Change programme in Hampshire and specifically at its Eastern hub Women’s Centre. Creating Change is a ground-breaking programme for women on probation, which has been developed by HCT in conjunction with partners BearFace Theatre and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community…

House saved for Petersfield resident

House saved for Petersfield resident image

A team of offenders on Community Payback have ensured a resident in Petersfield can stay in her home where she has lived for the past 20 years. The resident who has mental health issues was threatened with eviction by her housing association which took issue with the state of the gardens around the house. The…

Mayor praises 20 year of Community Payback

Mayor praises 20 year of Community Payback image

The Mayor of Havant praised probation at a special ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of Community Payback’s partnership with Havant Borough Council. The Mayor, Councillor Peter Wade, was himself a probation officer before he moved into politics. He visited staff from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC), people on…

Havant benefits from two decades of Community Payback

Havant benefits from two decades of Community Payback image

People on Community Payback have clocked up two decades’ worth of unpaid work for Havant Borough Council. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW) supervises offenders sentenced to unpaid work orders by the courts. HIOW established a partnership with the council in 1998. Since that year, people on probation have undertaken hundreds…

Probation partnership proves worth for Doug

Probation partnership proves worth for Doug image

When Doug was released from prison he ran the risk of returning to the streets and a lifestyle that in the past had lead him to attempt suicide. The 30-year-old was jailed for 18 months after being convicted of two aggravated burglaries and assaulting a police officer, incidents that stemmed from him steeling food from…

Michael benefits from Herd Wisdom

Michael benefits from Herd Wisdom image

Michael, a service user with Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC, has transformed his life with the help of Herd Wisdom, an equine therapy programme run by Tower House Horses. Tower House Horses is an established equine assisted learning facility, situated in the heart of the Hampshire downlands where co-directors Susie Little and Jo Simpson…

Offenders in Hampshire contribute 37,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in Hampshire contribute 37,000 hours in community payback image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Yorkshire. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders…

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts image

Along with the other Community Rehabilitation Company providers, Interserve has been involved in discussions with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for sometime in order to improve how the national CRC contracts work for both parties. Ian Mulholland (pictured above), Interserve’s Managing Director (public sector) leads Interserve’s justice business, which includes five CRCs. He said: “The…

Flourishing Futures set to blossom

Flourishing Futures set to blossom image

Probation has launched an allotment project for offenders in Basingstoke that is aimed at planting the seeds of change. Senior Case Manager Andrea Stace developed the idea for the probation plot – called Flourishing Futures – after herself benefiting from gardening as a means of relieving stress. The allotment is a five minute walk away…

Offenders help memorial garden blossom

Offenders help memorial garden blossom image

Offenders carrying out Community Payback have been praised for the work they have done to ensure the Nicholson Memorial Garden blossoms. Teams of up to eight people sentenced to unpaid work orders supervised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) have been carrying out a range of tasks at the…