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…

James gets Help

James gets Help image

Social services were on the brink of taking James’s child into care after his partner committed a series of assaults that led to her arrest. James’ partner was suffering from post natal depression and struggling to cope. During arguments, she occasionally physically assaulted James*. But the major flashpoint came when she assaulted James’ mother. Social…

Staff score for domestic abuse charity

Staff score for domestic abuse charity image

A team of women footballers united by their commitment to helping people turn their lives around have been on target in a competition aimed at combating domestic abuse. Staff from the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) and partner agency PSS, were joined by Stevie, a former service user, at the annual Women Against Domestic…

Unique project helps Sarah

Unique project helps Sarah image

CAPTION: Sarah’s case manager Lisa Walwork together with P3’s Jackie Hampson   Once one of Merseyside’s most notorious shoplifters, Sarah* is now looking forward to becoming a mum thanks to overcoming addictions with support from a unique project. The top 20 most prolific re-offenders at HMP Styal were targeted for support as part of a…

Offenders muck in to help City Farm

Offenders muck in to help City Farm image

Offenders have been praised for helping maintain the grounds of Liverpool’s Rice Lane City Farm. The 24 acre farm, off Rawcliffe Road, in Walton, is run by a charity and provides a wide range of educational and training opportunities for people across the city. Offenders supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company carry out Community…

Staff make splash in charitable Dragon Boat Race

Staff make splash in charitable Dragon Boat Race image

Colleagues from across Merseyside made a splash for charity after finishing third in a Dragon Boat Race competition. A total of 16 staff from the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) raised more than £650 for the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Foundation. The race took place at the Liverpool Watersports Centre, Albert Dock, last…

Frank gets HELP

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Frank was referred to social services after rowing with his partner because his youngest son had become upset at school and told teachers about his fears. The couple were invited into school. Both were asked by social services to voluntarily agree to attend courses run by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) aimed at…

Boat race makes splash for charity

Boat race makes splash for charity image

Colleagues from across Merseyside are taking part in a Dragon Boat Race to help raise cash for charity. A total of 16 staff from the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) will be raising cash for the ADHD Foundation. The race is at the Liverpool Watersports Centre, Albert Dock. ADHD is a neuro-developmental condition which makes…

Food provided to needy people on Community Payback

Food provided to needy people on Community Payback image

Caption: Sue Lam, Community Payback supervisor, and May Diskaya, CP coordinator, at a unpaid work project in Toxteth People carrying out Community Payback who lack enough money for lunch are benefiting from a pioneering scheme in Liverpool that provides them with food. The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) supervises offenders sentenced to carry out…

Interserve’s work to reduce domestic violence

Interserve’s work to reduce domestic violence image

An intervention that addresses behaviours linked to domestic abuse is being rolled out across Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies. Help was developed by Merseyside CRC’s Roy Cook, together with support from colleagues. It is part of the new strategy being implemented as part of Interserve’s Domestic Abuse Guidance. The programme began as a voluntary course, with…