Hamilton Square spotless thanks to women on Community Payback

Hamilton Square spotless thanks to women on Community Payback image

Women carrying out Unpaid Work Orders in the Wirral are helping maintain Hamilton Square. The iconic Georgian Square, which was designed by Edinburgh architect James Gillespie Graham, has the most Grade I listed buildings outside of London. Women on probation, supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company, remove litter, cut the edging, trim overgrowth, weed…

Parishioners impressed by Community Payback’s church hall transformation

Parishioners impressed by Community Payback’s church hall transformation image

Women service users supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company have impressed parishioners at St. Mary’s after decorating a church hall. M CRC commissions Adelaide House Approved Premises to deliver a woman-only unpaid work project three-days-a-week undertaking work across the county. Women on Community Payback are supervised by Adelaide House’s Theresa Wimsey, together with Pauline…

From custody into the community

From custody into the community image

Interserve is recruiting more than a hundred people to join its probation services in a new role dedicated to supporting prisoners to stop re-offending. The company runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that are responsible for delivering probation services to low and medium risk offenders. Since the Government implemented Through the Gate in May 2015,…

Event recognises staff and volunteers

Event recognises staff and volunteers image

Service users, staff and volunteers met to celebrate the best work carried out by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company at the organisation’s inaugural recognition event. Representatives from User Voice came up with the idea during one of the CRC’s Service User Council meetings. Certificates for all of those nominated were handed out by M CRC’s chief…

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community image

By Ian Ware, head of quality and policy The Government launched Through the Gate to ensure that people released from short-term prison sentences received support to help them adjust to being back in their communities and to stop reoffending. The initiative was rolled out in May, 2015, as part of the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme,…

Community Payback initiative helps clothe school children

Community Payback initiative helps clothe school children image

A Liverpool councillor has donated 10 school uniforms and food hampers to women on Community Payback. Cllr Gerard Woodhouse arranged the donation after meeting with Theresa Wimsey, who is part of a team that delivers a woman-only unpaid work group as part of a service commissioned by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC). The…

Michael sees brighter future thanks to partnership support

Michael sees brighter future thanks to partnership support image

Michael was caught in a vicious cycle of re-offending that had already resulted in his daughter being removed from his life and was heading towards a long prison sentence. However, thanks to support from the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) and social justice charity P3, he quit cannabis, secured the right medication, has stable accommodation…

Suze praises probation and charity for support

Suze praises probation and charity for support image

Suze was arrested for drink driving and thinks probation has helped her address problems which were becoming tough for her to deal with. She had recently moved back to the Wirral after an absence of several decades to look after her mum who had suffered a heart attack. Suze, a chef, had finished a hard…

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…