Farview Fishing Lakes benefit from Community Payback

Farview Fishing Lakes benefit from Community Payback image

Farview Fishing Lakes, a popular attraction near Bingley, West Yorkshire has benefited from the support and work of offenders on Community Payback with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). The teams on CP have worked at Farview for a number of months under the supervision of Neil Robinson, CP supervisor for the Bradford area. Their…

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute more than 92,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute more than 92,000 hours in community payback image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered 92,238 hours in the past…

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…

Community Payback spruce up Westertons

Community Payback spruce up Westertons image

Residents in the Westertons sheltered bungalows in Ardsley, Leeds have praised the work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback project for their help in refurbishing the fences around the estate. The team on Community wood stained the whole of the fences both inside and out throughout the sheltered bungalow complex. The work…

Community pays back workers with barbecue

Community pays back workers with barbecue image

Offenders on Community Payback helping to clear-up a Bradford estate earned a payback of their own in the form of a barbecue from grateful council staff. The team have been organised by the probation service to assist staff at the ARC community centre on the Canterbury estate in Little Horton. Community Payback is managed by…

Unique service helps cut Muslim re-offending rates

Unique service helps cut Muslim re-offending rates image

South Asian Offenders Service (SHAFA), a pioneering West Yorkshire project, working in partnership with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), is reducing re-offending rates among Muslim men who have committed crimes Led by mental health charity Touchstone, which works with BME communities across West Yorkshire, the SHAFA service supports offenders from South Asian communities who…

Colourful mural for Halliday Court residents

Colourful mural for Halliday Court residents image

Residents at Halliday Court Residential Home have brand new mural thanks to work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback. Service users on unpaid work prepared the wall at the Garforth, Leeds old people’s home for local artist Marcus Brown (who goes by the tag Hyrograff) to create a colourful and powerful mural…

Residents praise work on Alderton Heights

Residents praise work on Alderton Heights image

Residents at Alderton Heights have praised the work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback on re-stocking the estate’s planters and hayracks. Unpaid work supervisor Jane Ibbotson and the service users on community payback were praised by resident’s spokesperson Heather Muir. Heather said: “I would like to send our huge thanks to Jane…

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…

Baildon Love our Loos a great success

Baildon Love our Loos a great success image

The public toilets in the centre of Baildon reopened last week thanks to the hard work of service users on unpaid work with mural by a local artist. Baildon Town Council has formally accepted the transfer of the public toilets in the town from Bradford Metropolitan Council and will be fully responsible for their running…