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Wednesday, November 4th 2015
A multitude of activities and guest speakers were arranged by the various RECOOP teams working within prisons during Black History Month, prompting much discussion and interaction....
Wednesday, October 14th 2015
IMB report on HMP Leyhill describes the Lobster Pot as an inspiring pace-setter in responding to the special needs of the older prisoner....
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  • Multitude of activities & guest speakers help celebrate Black History Month prompting much discussion & interaction, Nov 04, 2015
  • @Pathways4Peace Lobster Pot member "having more or similar visits for open debate and interaction would be good - when will speaker return?"10:31am, Nov 02, 2015
  • @Pathways4Peace delivered a well received & interactive Martin Luther King workshop at HMP Leyhill opening up debate and new perspective11:54am, Oct 27, 2015
  • "Strength, Forgetfulness and A Thousand Memories" poem written by volunteer at HMP EWP inspired by the Rubies, Oct 22, 2015
  • Lobster Pot @ HMP Leyhill reported by IMB as an inspiring pace-setter in responding to older prisoners special needs, Oct 14, 2015
  • Supporting Mental Health Week with resources to help deal with the ever increasing mental health issues of prisoners, Oct 01, 2015
  • "Excellent source for information that benefits the older population in prison" says one RECOOP member., Sep 21, 2015
  • “Rubies” at HMP Eastwood Park win Koestler Platinum Award for creative project – a real boost in self-esteem, Sep 03, 2015
  • First 6 prisoners trained by RECOOP to National Care Standards qualify as Buddy Support Workers, Aug 17, 2015
  • Art of conversation suffers for those who have lived for years in prison environment, Jul 28, 2015
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015
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The number of older people entering the UK's Criminal Justice System has trebled in the last 20 years, and they now represent the fastest growing section of the prison estate.

RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older prisoners, offenders and ex-offenders, especially those over the age of 50, in particular but not exclusively through the provision of support services, advocacy, financial advice, mentoring on issues such as employment and training, and advice on housing and health, enabling them to take control of their lives and remain free from offending, and preventing them from becoming socially excluded.

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