News
13
Jul

Vacancies at POPS

POPS recently won the contract to deliver prison visitor services across the North-West and as a result we have two new vacancies. POPS are looking for people who have the passion and commitment to make a difference to the children and families of offenders. If that’s you and you are interested in finding out more, […]

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10
Jul

Winners of 2012 Crystal Hearts Awards announced!

The winners of the 2012 Crystal Hearts Awards were announced on 6th July 2012, at Kings House Conference Centre in Manchester. The heavens opened in dramatic style but this did little to dampen the spirits of over 150 guests from across the criminal justice system, including representatives of HM Prisons, probation trusts and youth offending […]

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28
Jun

Shortlisted Nominees for Crystal Hearts Awards 2012 Announced!

The shortlist of nominees for this year’s POPS Crystal Hearts Awards has just been announced. Across all the award categories there are a total of 15 shortlisted nominations. Congratulations to all the nominees and a massive thank-you to all the individuals and organisations who took time to submit nominations. The winner of each category will […]

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26
Jun

STOP PRESS! Win VIP tickets for Stone Roses gig this weekend and support POPS in the process!

Win 2 Stone Roses tickets for the Manchester gig by ordering a meal in Ian Brown’s favourite take out. Hurry get there before the deal runs out! Music legend Ian Brown, Stone Roses frontman has been eating at Buzzrocks Caribbean restaurant for 20 years. Last year, he put some celebrity glamour into the opening of […]

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14
Jun

STOP PRESS: POPS Crystal Hearts Awards

STOP PRESS: The nominations deadline for the POPS’ Crystal Hearts Awards has now been extended to Wednesday 20th June. This year our biennial awards ceremony has been incorporated into the DfE “Volunteers at Court” Annual Review. The Crystal Hearts Awards reward examples of outstanding work being carried out by an individual, team or organisation working within the Criminal Justice System.  Through these awards […]

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01
Jun

National Volunteers’ Week

With National Volunteers’ Week just beginning, we asked our Volunteer Coordinator, Kendra to tell us a bit more about volunteering for POPS and the benefits of getting involved. ‘As the Volunteer Coordinator at POPS it is my privilege and honour to work with our excellent and talented team of volunteers across the organisation. It seems fitting […]

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25
May

POPS awarded Visitors’ Services contract

POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group) is delighted to announce that the Ministry of Justice has awarded POPS the contract to provide Prison Visitors’ Services in 9 prisons across the North-West. These include HMP Buckley Hall, HMP Garth, HMP Kennett, HMP Kirkham, HMP Lancaster Farms, HMP Liverpool, HMP Risley, HMP Styal and HMP […]

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01
May

ASDA Wythenshawe Fundraiser

For the past few Christmas’s, we have been able to support our families with food and presents, thanks to the kind support of ASDA Wythenshawe. When a relative is imprisoned it can have a direct impact on a families’ financial situation, often leaving families struggling to cope with weekly expenses. The festive season can be […]

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21
Feb

2nd Chance: Catering for royalty

POPS’ social enterprise, 2nd Chance, was recently approached to cater for  a very special event hosted by Greater Manchester Probation Trust. In attendence was HRH Princess Anne in her role as patron of The Butler Trust. The lunchtime buffet was held to celebrate the Butler Trust Award presented to members of the Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) team in 2011. Butler Trust Awards […]

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