Blooming marvellous work by women’s group

Blooming marvellous work by women’s group image

Blossom Women’s Group in York in conjunction with York Learns took part in making flowers for York in Bloom.HLNY have worked with them before on projects and made butterflies that were displayed in York Art Gallery and Christmas stockings for the homeless and vulnerable people. Our task this time was to make flowers from recycled…

Domestic abuse charity gets makeover

Domestic abuse charity gets makeover image

IDAS, the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence, has benefited from a garden makeover at its Scarborough office. A team of service users on unpaid work helped tidy up the gardens at IDAS winning praise from Izzy Birley, IDAS project manager for Scarborough & Ryedale.…

Becky Bailey at National Probation Awards

Becky Bailey at National Probation Awards image

HLNY interchange manager Becky Bailey attended the National Probation Awards in Leeds on Wednesday, June 20 after being shortlisted in the Partnership Working category of this years’ Probation Awards. The winners will be named at a special ceremony in Leeds on June 20. On the night Angie Powell from Exeter NPS won the award but…

Sobriety tag scheme to roll-out across region to reduce alcohol-related crime

Sobriety tag scheme to roll-out across region to reduce alcohol-related crime image

Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (HLNY CRC) is to roll-out use of ‘sobriety tags’ across all courts in Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire to reduce alcohol-related offences. It is estimated that alcohol plays a part in 25% of all offences reported and up to 40% of domestic abuse offences in the Humberside…

Residents praise work on Millennium Pond

Residents praise work on Millennium Pond image

Residents in Skelton-cum-Newby have praised the work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback on the North Yorkshire village’s Millenium Pond project. The land was leased to the village by Newby Hall Estate to mark the Millennium and a hard-working team of volunteers have cleared the area, making it a peaceful place for…

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…

Tony supports service users as a peer mentor

Tony supports service users as a peer mentor image

Tony Trevor, who did unpaid work in Lincolnshire with HLNY, is now supporting service users as a peer mentor. David Hardy, Community Payback placement supervisor, says: “Tony has been out with me many times now and continues to be extremely pro-active always engaging with our service users especially if we have new starter. “He now…

Personalisation pilot training begins in Hull

Personalisation pilot training begins in Hull image

A total of 25 staff participated in the first personalisation training event as part of a pilot which will be rolled out across the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Personalisation aims to deliver rehabilitative support packages that are co-produced with service users, enabling them to make personal change while also enabling the CRCs to deliver the court’s…

Offenders contribute more than £240,000 to communities in region

Offenders contribute more than £240,000 to communities in region image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in North Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire. Humberside Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (HLNY CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence, delivered 30,548 hours in the…

Personal approach to reducing re-offending

Personal approach to reducing re-offending image

by Caroline Marsh, independent consultant working with Interserve justice We can support people to make changes to their lives, but my firm belief is that it is only when an individual wants to change, that really crucial progress can be made. Interserve, which runs five successful Community Rehabilitation Companies, has recognised this principle and has…