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
A partnership between Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) and SS Great Britain which is helping people with convictions to get back into employment has been shortlisted for a national No-Offence Redemption & Rehabilitation award.July 2, 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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New course in Swindon to promote positive relationships
One incident of domestic abuse is reported to the Police every minute, and domestic violence now accounts for nearly 25% of all reported violent crime.Whilst various treatment programmes exist in Prison and Probation to address the behaviour of individuals convicted of domestic violence crimes, there are currently very few programmes or courses to help men with their behaviour in their intimate relationships before it gets to this stage. As a result, Bristol Gloucestershire Somerset & Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW), in partnership with Swindon Community Safety Partnership, has launched a new kind of course for men who would like help managing their feelings, behaviour and conflict in their personal relationships.December 12, 2014
National Award for Swindon team
The Five Wards community project in Swindon has won ‘Team of the Year’ at the prestigious National Probation Awards in London. The award, presented by Probation minister, Jeremy Wright, recognised the team’s outstanding work in creating a new community based centre that is helping to reduce crime, turn people’s lives around and save money. Read the full story here.August 4, 2014
We are working with the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. An update on the up-to-date information can be found by following the link: http://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation
March 26, 2014
Please take a look at our new brochure which sets out our vision and priorities for this year.
June 20, 2014