Through the Gate: John finds a home thanks to Shelter

Through the Gate: John finds a home thanks to Shelter image

Humberside Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire CRC (HLNY) commissions Shelter to run the Through The Gate service across Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire. Through The Gate makes sure that each prisoner has a resettlement plan starting before their release to prepare them for leaving jail. Our aim is to make sure that they do not reoffend.…

Through the Gate: Shelter supporting Sheena back into the community

Through the Gate: Shelter supporting Sheena back into the community image

Humberside Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire CRC (HLNY) commissions Shelter to run the Through The Gate service across Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire. Through The Gate makes sure that each prisoner has a resettlement plan starting before their release to prepare them for leaving jail. Our aim is to make sure that they do not reoffend.…

Richard overcomes problems to become a peer mentor

Richard overcomes problems to become a peer mentor image

Richard was released from prison in December 2017 after 23 years struggling with multiple addictions and turning to crime to fund his habit. His lowest point came when his children were put into foster care by social services. It was then when a “switch turned on” inside him and set him on his journey to…

“When I was first sent to prison I felt very low and wondered how I would cope”

“When I was first sent to prison I felt very low and wondered how I would cope” image

Reformed offender Nevada Smith is hoping to branch out into a new career following completion of his arborist course. The 36-year-old, who was sentenced to 132 months and is currently on licence, has been awarded a grant from the Hardman Trust to fund his training as he completes his rehabilitation. The Hardman Trust aims increase…

“If I am honest Community Payback was the best thing to happen to me at that time”

“If I am honest Community Payback was the best thing to happen to me at that time” image

Mandy Warren, 28, found herself unemployed following a conviction for assault in her home town of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Mandy, who now has a full-time job in IT support in Lincoln, was handed down a 24-week sentence suspended for 12 months and 150 hours unpaid work through Community Payback. Across Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire people…

Through The Gate… saving lives

Through The Gate… saving lives image

People working in probation really do make a difference to service users’ lives. West Yorkshire CRC’s Through The Gate provision delivered by Matt Elvins from HMPS and Chelcey Huxley from St Giles Trust recently received the following letter from Richard Walpole, who experienced TTG first-hand. He shares his story here: Basically, Matt I have written…

Jacob Davy back on track with art exhibition with support from HLNY CRC

Jacob Davy back on track with art exhibition with support from HLNY CRC image

Jacob Davy from Harrogate, who has a history of mental illness issues, was convicted of assault when he attacked his father after one of his episodes. Jacob, who suffers from schizophrenia and other health issues, was given a 12-month community order for assault and was subject to a two-year restraining order preventing him from contact…