Church gives thanks for offenders hard work

Church gives thanks for offenders hard work image

A church in Bradford which has benefited from significant restoration work by offenders on community payback has hosted a lunch for ‘service users’ who worked on the project to thank them for all their hard work. The popular Westgate Baptist Church on Carlisle Road in Manningham has had a dramatic makeover thanks to a team…

An education in probation

An education in probation image

Suhail Nawaz and Roxanne Charles from West Yorkshire CRC recently visited Carlton Bolling College, Bradford to share their experiences of working in probation. Students were given an insight to the work delivered by our team in West Yorkshire and how the CRC works with service users to help them turn their lives around and find…

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute almost 264,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute almost 264,000 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 264,790 hours in the past…

Interserve receives prestigious certificate

Interserve receives prestigious certificate image

Interserve has earned certification from the International Corrections and Prison Association in recognition for developing personalisation, a theory aimed at helping people on probation to make positive changes. The award is for the work the company’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have done with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University to develop…

Offenders contribute more than £9.2m into their local communities

Offenders contribute more than £9.2m into their local communities image

Offenders working on community payback after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed nearly half a million hours in unpaid work to their communities. Interserve, the largest provider of probation and rehabilitation services in England and Wales, has seen its five community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) deliver 1.19 million hours of community payback in the past…

Graveyard clean-up at Baildon church

Graveyard clean-up at Baildon church image

Service users working on Community Payback with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company are helping clean-up of an overgrown graveyard at a Baildon church. They have supported local people at St John’s Parish Church, in Hallcliffe, to clean the graveyard which has become overgrown with ivy and bramble saplings to restore the site, as big as…

CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge

CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge image

Interserve’s five Community Rehabilitation Companies have signed up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge. This initiative, run and supported by Equality Works Ltd (EW Group), asks organisation to focus on improving equality and diversity over the course of 2018. EW Group will support organisations who have signed the pledge with free resources which focus on five…

Community Payback helping bring Otley Lido back to life

Community Payback helping bring Otley Lido back to life image

Offenders working on Community Payback with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), are helping bring a much-loved local attraction back to life with Friends of Otley Lido – a community project to restore the Otley Lido in Wharfemeadows Park. Otley swimming pool was opened in 1924 and was widely used by the local community and…

Bradford community church gets makeover by offenders on Community Payback

Bradford community church gets makeover by offenders on Community Payback image

A church in Bradford has benefited from significant restoration work by offenders on community payback as it seeks to open up to the wider community. The team has delivered more than 5,000 man-hours renovating the Westgate Baptist Church, Manningham, home to the Celebration Gospel Choir led by Colin Williams, the renowned director and recording artist.…

GADOYT: Bradford team support foodbank

GADOYT: Bradford team support  foodbank image

A team of volunteers from West Yorkshire CRC recently helped out at the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank as part of part of the Give a Day Of Your Time (GADOYT) scheme. Organised by case manager Donna Chatfield, the team helped pack and prepare food bags, which are regularly handed out to service users. Donna said: “The…