Working in partnership with Storeroom

Working in partnership with Storeroom image

HIOW CRC is supporting partner Storeroom Education in its bid for further funding. Storeroom 2010, the furniture re-cycling charity based on the Isle of Wight, regularly offers training courses and support to HIOW service users through Storeroom Education. Last year Storeroom helped support 240 learners aged 18 and over who participated in one of the…

Raising cash for the homeless

Raising cash for the homeless image

Trace Fitzsimmonspell is sleeping rough for a night to help raise awareness and cash for a charity dedicated to supporting homeless people in Merseyside. She will be bedding down in a cardboard box under a plastic sheet outside Liverpool’s St James’ Cathedral. Trace, Wakefield’s service delivery manager at the Professional Services Centre (PSC), is taking…

Butler Trust latest accolade for Aaron McCabe

Butler Trust latest accolade for Aaron McCabe image

Probation case manager Aaron McCabe has added another top accolade to his haul, after making a stunning transformation following release from custody in 2013. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company employee (here pictured with the CRC’s chief executive Kim Thornden-Edwards) is one of only 50 people nationwide to receive a prestigious certificate…

Offenders in Hampshire contribute more than 115,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in Hampshire contribute more than 115,000 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…

Interserve receives prestigious certificate

Interserve receives prestigious certificate image

Interserve has earned certification from the International Corrections and Prison Association in recognition for developing personalisation, a theory aimed at helping people on probation to make positive changes. The award is for the work the company’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have done with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University to develop…

Community Payback helps Lee back into work

Community Payback helps Lee back into work image

LEE Vickery has a steady job for the first time in six years after Community Payback gave him the opportunity he needed to make a new start. The 38-year-old was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order and 150 hours Community Payback after rowing with his next door neighbour and carrying an offensive weapon. Lee was…

Funding secured to help develop practice

Funding secured to help develop practice image

Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have secured funding to help develop the next phase of the company’s personalisation project. Personalisation involves focusing probation practice on an individual’s needs, giving them increased ownership over the service they receive. Interserve’s five CRCs have each piloted a unique approach to personalistion within a probation setting. Evaluation of the projects…

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…

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)…