GM VCSE Assembly: Probation Reform Programme - VCSE Involvement

If you work with or support ex-offenders and would like to be involved with a proposed new probation reform programme in GM, please come along.

Bookings for this event are now closed. If you would like to attend, please e-mail who will be able to advise you further. 

This workshop will be hosted by Novus, who have recently met with GMCVO and Clinks, and are in the process of bidding to deliver under the new probation reform programme.  They would like to have an early conversation with VCSE organisations about what their role might be in delivery. 

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To book your place, please click on the 'Register Now' box at the top or bottom of this page.  Should the event become fully booked, you will automatically placed on a waiting list in the event of any cancellations. 

Novus is part of the LTE Group, a non-profit based in Greater Manchester. We have a long history of delivering services in the justice sector, including ‘Through The Gate’ services, Approved Premises services, Community Payback, community based rehabilitation and prison education.

"Novus is now seeking to deliver new services as part of the Ministry of Justice Probation Reform programme. The commissioning process is underway and we would like to have a discussion with third sector organisations in Greater Manchester to get your views on the reforms and what the new services need to do to be effective".

"We are keen to work with all kinds of VCSE organisations and this is an opportunity to work together to deliver services that would support rehabilitation and skills development with women, young adults and those Service Users from BAME communities, and /or placements for Unpaid Work that are embedded in local communities".

"We are currently exploring sub-contracting certain elements of the new service as well as looking for partners who would be willing to provide community-based placements and would like to hear from organisations who might be interested in working with us to explore these opportunities further".

For more information please contact the following by email or telephone by the Friday 14th February 2020

Amina Bodhania            07802860715

Chris Horton                    07894691074

Fiona Johnston             07515 051362   

Please note, as this event is likely to be very popular, only one delegate place can be offered to each VCSE organisation in order to ensure that as many organisations can attend as possible from across GM. Multiple registrations from the same organisation will be rejected.   

Directions and map to GMCVO


18th February, 2020 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester, M12 6FZ
Phone: 0161 2771016

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