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Monday, August 17th 2015
Buddy Training Course, adapted by Devon County Council and supported by RECOOP has been delivered in the Devon Prison Cluster....
Tuesday, July 28th 2015
During the four years I’ve been at HMP Leyhill, I’ve had the advantage of being part of the Lobster Pot as it continues to evolve as an effective element in the rehabilitation and resettlement of older, long-term prisoners.  Each of us has...
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  • 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 awarded NOMS funding to assess need/ability of prisons & APs to adapt regimes to meet needs of older prisoners, Jul 22, 2015
  • The benefits of volunteering both in and out of prison, realised by men at HMP Guy's Marsh through RECOOP Vol Project, Jul 03, 2015
  • RECOOP Lobster Pot at HMP Leyhill hosted Prisoner Advice Service session. Another is planned for July.11:22am, Jun 22, 2015
  • Liz Ropschitz, RECOOP Mental Health Co-ordinator, awarded MBE for her work with older offenders ., Jun 15, 2015
  • "Lobster Pot" at HMP Leyhill offers older prisoners the opportunity to develop positive life skills, May 18, 2015
  • Issues faced by older people in the CJS - RECOOP featured in Clinks "Tackling Inequality in the CJS" Seminar Report., May 12, 2015
  • RECOOP launches suite of Care Act leaflets for Local Authorities. Visit website to register as a member and download, Apr 15, 2015
  • RECOOP launches new Support Cafe in Manchester, Mar 09, 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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