If your community group could use a hand with your next project, Corrections may be able to provide assistance through its community work schemes.
Community Probation & Psychological Services (CPPS) manages offenders sentenced by the courts to carry out a sentence of community work. This means they have to dedicate a certain amount of their time to providing a community service.
“Offenders have helped out with a huge variety of projects around the country - from constructing walking and biking tracks, garden restoration, rubbish and scrub clearing, painting, tree removal, and assisting with marae and other community agencies,” says Nathan Harmon, CPPS Blenheim Service Manager.
The offenders are managed by community work supervisors while on the job, and are assessed as to their suitability for any projects they take part in.
“If people have connections with marae, churches, educational, charitable or recreational organisations, we encourage them to get in touch if they have projects they need a hand with,” says Nathan.
“We recently received thanks from Age Concern - they appreciated the assistance given to an elderly Marlborough resident. They said it gave her a real lift and she appreciated the community support shown to her.”
People can get in touch with the Blenheim Service Centre by phoning 03 579 1809.
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