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,…

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,…

Gold award for Boston in Bloom

Gold award for Boston in Bloom image

Boston achieved gold for the fourth year running, in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom large town category and came top in its category thanks to the support from the Community Payback team at HLNY CRC. Along with four additional awards – Best Permanent Landscape for the Art Deco Garden in Central Park; Best First…

Boston in Britain in Bloom finals thanks to support of HLNY

Boston in Britain in Bloom finals thanks to support of HLNY image

Boston has been named I the winner of the Britain in Bloom awards in the East Midland Large Town Category with a score of 180 out of 180, thanks to the support and hard work of offenders on Community Payback. Jennifer Moore, Environment Supervisor at Boston Borough Council, praised the unpaid work teaming saying: “Both…

Major clean up for Grimsby’s Fat Alleys

Major clean up for Grimsby’s Fat Alleys image

Service users on Community Payback have been praised for helping residents in East Marsh, Grimsby, for their work in cleaning up the Fat Alleys in the area which had become blocked by fly tippers. Grimsby’s East Marsh is one of the most deprived wards in England with significant poverty indicators and problems of low educational…

Westway Open Arms embraced by HLNY CRC

Westway Open Arms embraced by HLNY CRC image

Westway Open Arms, a Christian social action centre which proudly stands in the heart of the community of Eastfield in Scarborough, has benefited from the support of offenders working on Community Payback. Community Payback in Scarborugh is managed by the Humberside Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (HLNY CRC) and aims to rehabilitate offenders…

Michael benefits from Herd Wisdom

Michael benefits from Herd Wisdom image

Michael, a service user with Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC, has transformed his life with the help of Herd Wisdom, an equine therapy programme run by Tower House Horses. Tower House Horses is an established equine assisted learning facility, situated in the heart of the Hampshire downlands where co-directors Susie Little and Jo Simpson…

Offenders contribute more than 58,000 hours in community payback

Offenders contribute more than 58,000 hours in community payback 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. and the orders of the…

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts image

Along with the other Community Rehabilitation Company providers, Interserve has been involved in discussions with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for sometime in order to improve how the national CRC contracts work for both parties. Ian Mulholland (pictured above), Interserve’s Managing Director (public sector) leads Interserve’s justice business, which includes five CRCs. He said: “The…

Boston in Bloom benefits from Community Payback support

Boston in Bloom benefits from Community Payback support image

Service users on Community Payback have been praised for helping Boston in its bid to win gold for the fourth year running in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom large town category. Alison Fairman, chairman of Boston in Bloom Partnership said: “I would like to place on record our appreciation to Humberside Lincolnshire & North…