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Community Payback
Communities get their payback

Groups of offenders completing Community Payback activity through the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC) as part of their sentencing have collectively done over 215,000 hours of service to their local area in 2018.


Bristol Zoo
Weekly jobs for service users at Bristol Zoo

People paying back for the crimes they had committed are helping to provide animals with safe spaces at two attractions in the South West.


Community Hubs research report
Community hubs – ‘a significant shift away from office-based supervision’

Independent research has shone a light on the use of community hubs in probation following a six-month study into community hub activity being delivered by Working Links across Wales and the South West of England.


The impact of mentoring
The impact of mentoring

Richard* was close to being released from prison but was worried about benefits and his housing tenancy.

Service users help to transform sensory garden

Offenders paying back for the crimes they have committed have helped to transform a sensory garden in a Somerset town.

Service users turn fashionistas through innovative link-up

A group of Eden House service users have joined forces with female fashion designers in Bristol to put on a catwalk show.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.