Important Reminders

Message from the Criminal Justice Forum Chair

We are entering interesting times for Criminal Justice as the government relooks at arrangements for Probation Services. From spring 2021, all offender management will be the responsibility of the National Probation Service (NPS). Each NPS region will be overseen by a Regional Probation Director with responsibility for the overall delivery and commissioning of probation services.

In addition there will be ‘innovation partners’ from either the voluntary or private sectors contracted for the direct provision of unpaid work and accredited programmes. The MoJ is also developing a ‘dynamic framework’ to commission resettlement and rehabilitation services.

Anyone interested in joining the Criminal Justice Forum please come along to a meeting on 18th September at 10.00am in the Bishops Castle Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like me to add your details to the mailing list and be part of a virtual group, then please email Angela Parton

End of Life Care – Call for Evidence

Healthwatch Shropshire is asking if people would be willing to share their experiences of End of Life Care in the county. For example, did they feel that the care their loved one received was what they wanted and expected? Were they treated with dignity and did they feel listened to and their wishes respected?

People can let Healthwatch Shropshire know about their experiences by phone 01743 237884, by email online

FREE Stress & Coping Workshops in August

Shropshire IAPT are running  two upcoming Facilitated Learning & Self Help (FLASH) Clinics in Market Drayton and Whitchurch in August.

If you have any clients that would benefit from a friendly, interactive session on how to manage stress, challenge negative thinking styles and learn evidence-based coping tools please signpost or simply book them a place following the instructions on the posters. Places are limited so booking is essential.


  • Clients must be registered with a Shropshire GP (excludes Telford & Wrekin)
  • Open to anyone aged 16+
  • Suitable for those looking for preventative interventions/mild symptoms of common mental health problems- stress, anxiety, low mood, depression, etc.


  • Friday 16th August 1:30pm Witchurch
  • Monday 19th August 1pm Market Drayton

Call 0300 123 6020 to book and find out if there are still places available.

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