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June 20, 2014
Awards for Wiltshire quartet
Four probation workers from Wiltshire have been praised for their work and commitment by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Sarah Gooch. Lady Gooch visited Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company’s (BGSW CRC) Chippenham office in February to present the High Sheriff of Wiltshire Award for service user engagement and commitment to good outcomes for service users. Find out moreFebruary 29, 2016
Offenders helping to breathe new life into derelict track
Groups of offenders are helping to breathe new life into a former athletics track in Bristol. The ageing Whitchurch Stadium athletics track in Bamfield, Hengrove, is being redeveloped into a Family Cycling Centre by Bristol City Council. Teams of six to eight service users are on site three times a week, clearing huge amounts of rubbish, fly-tipping and overgrown greenery from the area to bring it back to some of its former glory. Find out moreFebruary 26, 2016
Offenders brighten up railway stations and hospital wards
Groups of offenders are helping to brighten up railway stations and hospital wards in the south west as part of their Community Payback activity. Offenders completing community sentences with Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Partnership (BGSW CRC) have been planting daffodils at Worle and Weston Milton stations, then picking some to give to patients receiving palliative care at the Solihull Hospice as part of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal campaign. Find out more
Criminal justice chiefs join forces to discuss young review
SENIOR figures from across the South West have met to discuss the next steps in a bid to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) offenders in the region.
Police and Crime Commissioners, Chief Constables, members of the Black Police Association and other criminal justice system workers attended a roundtable discussion on the findings of The Young Review on Monday 25 January. Find out more
January 28, 2016
Trio Land Commendation For Offender Autism Project
Three criminal justice system workers have been commended by a leading industry body for their work in helping to diagnose and help offenders with autism in the south west.
Andrew Murray of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC), Lisa Potter of Working Links (previously of BGSW CRC) and Dr Sue Smith of SEQOL (the social enterprise delivering adult social care in Swindon) have been recognised for their leadership of the Understanding Autism Project by the Butler Trust. Find out more hereJanuary 14, 2016
Royal visit for outstanding probation workers
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has paid a visit to Weston-super-Mare to celebrate the work of the region’s outstanding probation workers.
Three of this year’s winners were visited by The Princess Royal at Queensway House, Worle on Thursday 17 December. James Bamford of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC), David Miners of the National Probation Service and Julie Greenslade of the National Probation Service were all introduced to The Princess Royal and spoke about their daily duties. Read more…
Director appointed one of first fellows at Probation Institute
The probation director of the south west Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) has been appointed as one of the first fellows of the Probation Institute.November 19, 2015
Reoffending Partnership Wins Award
A BRISTOL-based partnership helping people with convictions get much-needed employability skills has won a national award.
The partnership between Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) and Brunel’s ss Great Britain picked up the partnership award at the NoOffence! Redemption and Rehabilitation Awards held at Manchester Cathedral.October 13, 2015
Former offender switching his life around
A former prolific offender whose crimes cost the public almost £25,000 is turning his life around with the support of an innovative programme.
Andrew*, 45, is on the path to recovery after linking up with Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company’s (BGSW CRC) SWITCH team in Swindon.August 26, 2015
Nursing home manager praises restorative justice process
The manager of a Wiltshire nursing home has praised the restorative justice process after an offender apologised for causing alarm to its residents.
Following reports that a man was acting strangely in the grounds of the nursing home, police were called and found a man experiencing mental health difficulties. Causing stress to many of the home’s residents, the man was arrested and found to be a service user of Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC).October 6, 2015
Community Payback team restores dignity of war memorials
War memorials are the focus of attention on Remembrance Day but often get neglected for the rest of the year. The Community Payback team of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) has come up with a plan to make sure memorials across Bristol and Somerset receive some love and attention during this centenary of the First World War.June 16, 2015
Rehabilitation team helps young man stop illegal car pranks and plan for a career with tanks
A 20 year old mechanic from Yate who admitted to stupidly taking a car and ripping great big circle tyre tracks into a rugby field in Weston-Super-Mare could soon be creating even bigger track marks but legally this time in a tank.June 9, 2015
Rugby legend provides added motivation for change
Louie, a person with convictions who is working with Bristol Gloucestershire Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) to get his life back on track got a massive motivational boost recently by meeting up with World Cup winning rugby legend, Jason Robinson.May 29, 2015
Swindon-based justice partnership wins national autism award
The national Great Autism Practice award has been won by the Understanding Autism Project, a partnership initiative run by SEQOL; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) and the National Probation Service (NPS).May 21, 2015
Swindon Probation Officer receives national award from Princess Royal
James Bamford, a Senior Probation Officer with Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) was presented with a prestigious Butler Trust Award by the Butler Trust’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, at St James’s Palace in London, on 1 April.March 31, 2015
Man thought to be dead in shed brought back from the brink
The SWITCH Integrated Offender Management team have helped restore the fortunes of a man who just a year ago was found in a garden shed in Swindon and believed to be dead.March 27, 2015
Double success for ETE team
The Education, Training and Employment (ETE) team of Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company is celebrating a double triumph. It has won one year extensions to its contracts with lead contractors Adviza and Prospects and been told it is one of the top sub-contractors in the South West offering careers services for people with convictions. This follows hot on the heals of achieving the demanding Matrix Accreditation standard, which provides assurance of their high standard of advice and guidance services.
March 18, 2015
New partnership to protect the public
PUBLIC, private, voluntary company Working Links is now responsible for the delivery of the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in partnership with Innovation Wessex – a mutual Community Interest Company made up of former probation trust workers.
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