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…

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…