Inspectors report on Greater Manchester

‘The two organisations providing probation services in Greater Manchester were working well in some respects, but needed to do more to reduce reoffending. The Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) also needed to do more to protect the public.’  That is the overall verdict of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation in an inspection report published 16 February … Continued

Practice interview event at HMP Styal

Working Chance – the UK’s only specialist recruitment consultancy for women with criminal convictions and female care leavers – held a successful practice interview event at HMP Styal last month, in partnership with Auto Trader. Representatives from Auto Trader (one of the biggest car buying and selling businesses) helped the women to rehearse their interview … Continued

Housing 4 Women

Housing 4 Women are currently setting up a new project which is a supported housing service for females with substance misuse issues on release from prison in London. Reconnect is short term shared accommodation for females on release from prison with complex needs associated with substance misuse. This project aims to combine safe secure accommodation … Continued

International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day (#IWD2017) is on the 8 March this year with the theme of #BeBoldForChange Below are some of the things that our members are doing to mark the day: Women’s Work (Derbyshire) will be part of Derby’s International Day on Saturday 11 March. As well as having a stand, for the first time, their service … Continued