The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral image

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today visited Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, a probation-backed charity, to meet vulnerable women in Birkenhead and learn about their experiences. Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) supports women in vulnerable circumstances and was launched in 2011. The women-only centre, which is part-funded by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC), offers a wide…

Neil comes full circle

Neil comes full circle image

Neil is now paid to deliver a course that helped him commit to lasting change when he participated in it as a service user. Neil resorted to selling drugs in Liverpool to support his chronic cocaine addiction. He was caught following a police raid and sentenced to five years and eight months in jail. Neil…

Supporting vulnerable women in Merseyside

Supporting vulnerable women in Merseyside image

Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company has taken part in a round table event aimed at reducing the numbers of vulnerable women caught up in the criminal justice system. M CRC, in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioners office, Prison Reform Trust and John Moore’s University, brought together people from across Merseyside to launch a regional…

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…