Clothes donation helps service users dress for success

Clothes donation helps service users dress for success image

Caption: Interserve’s Lynne Morrison (pictured centre) handing donated clothes to TWW’s chief exec Angela Murphy (left) and volunteer Sheila Hillyard.   Clothes given by women from across Interserve have been donated to an “inspirational” charity that supports female service users in Merseyside. The Tomorrow Women’s Wirral (TWW) charity is a female only centre where people…

Women’s centre up for national accolades

Women’s centre up for national accolades image

Tomorrow’s Women Wirral has been shortlisted for two awards at a prestigious national event run by the Howard Reform League. Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) is an adult, female-only charity that was launched in 2011 by Baroness Corston. Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company’s staff are based at the women’s centre, which means women on court orders or…

Connor praises probation

Connor praises probation image

Connor believes being sentenced for assault has been a “blessing in disguise” because probation has helped him beat depression. The courts gave Connor a one-year Suspended Sentence Order after he became involved in a fight while out drinking with friends in Ormskirk. The judge accepted Connor had acted in self-defence, but had been overzealous in…

Trailblazing programme helps offenders address complex needs

Trailblazing programme helps offenders address complex needs image

Merseyside CRC staff have been praised for their role in supporting a pioneering scheme aimed at support offenders who have complex and multiple needs. Justice Secretary David Gauke (pictured) backed a pilot that is running at Sefton Court that works with people who have mental health, alcohol and substance abuse issues. Mr Gauke spoke on…

Offenders in Merseyside contribute more than 67,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in Merseyside contribute more than 67,000 hours in community payback image

Offenders sentenced to unpaid work in Merseyside have clocked up more than 67,000 hours Community Payback across the region, completing a range of projects to improve communities. The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) is responsible for supervising people on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. In the past six months offenders…

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…

Community Payback supervisor helps stricken pedestrian

Community Payback supervisor helps stricken pedestrian image

Judith Gravil received emergency help from an unexpected source after tripping over a severely raised paving stone in Birkenhead. The 75-year-old tourist, from Epworth, South Yorkshire, was visiting Liverpool with her sister Jean when she fell face first onto the pavement, near a roundabout on Argyle Street. Community Payback supervisor Ian Youds, who works for…

Sophie’s charity match raises cash for Alder Hey

Sophie’s charity match raises cash for Alder Hey image

Interchange Manager Peter Hughes is hosting a football match in memory of his daughter Sophie, who died five-years-ago. Peter’s three children and their pals have held a popular charitable game in honour of their sister, and raise funds for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the process. Sophie had Down’s Syndrome and received excellent care…

Community Payback helps Amy see bright future

Community Payback helps Amy see bright future image

Amy Sutton was “on the brink of suicide” during a period which saw her partying hard and committing a series of driving offences. The 34-year-old is now employed by Age UK Wirral after successfully completing Community Payback, which included her working at the charity’s warehouse. Amy escaped an abusive relationship after her friend helped her…

Government give women’s services on Merseyside thumbs up

Government give women’s services on Merseyside thumbs up image

The Government’s lead for women offenders in the community visited Merseyside CRC to learn more about the organisation’s approach to delivering services to female offenders. Carina Carey, the head of women offenders in the community at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), met with staff and service users at two women’s centres; Women’s Turnaround…