Interserve Press Office | May 21, 2019
Carol Lee has been nominated for a National Probation Award in recognition of her work for Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment services group.
Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Company’s covering almost 25 per cent of the country’s provision for low and medium risk offenders. The CRCs deliver probation services to people on licence from custody or on Community Orders. Carol has won through to the final of the prestigious National Probation Awards for her work supporting people to help them stop reoffending.
The Probation Awards are judged annually by an independent panel run by Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service. The awards recognise the best work carried out by probation services across England and Wales.
Carol is employed by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company and supports people referred to her from police custody suites and courts in Wigan. She has worked with more than 350 people during the last 12 months and was nominated for the “incredible impact” that she has had on three service users’ lives.
Carol, a community support navigator, is part of a specialist team called the Greater Manchester Integrated Healthcare in Custody and Wider Liaison and Diversion Service. The team meets people in police custody suites and at court, assesses their needs and refers them to support services.
She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be a finalist. I love my job and I’m delighted to get the chance to shine a light on the team’s work.
“There are no quick fixes, but with motivation and determination I’ve seen people make incredible changes to their lives.”
The service ranges from helping to register clients with health services, accompanying them to appointments, through to addressing mental health needs, substance misuse and accommodation issues and advising with benefits claims – among other issues.
Carol said: “My job has shown me that change is always possible - irrespective of an individual’s background.”
The award ceremony is hosted on July 3rd.
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