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About Us

Support for older offenders

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.

Find out about older offenders in the Criminal Justice System.

Discover what we do.

Learn what our aims are.

See what some of our service users have to say about us.

Latest Tweets follow us!
  • RECOOP Project selected by Clinks as 1 of 6 Case Studies in Guide on “service-user involvement” https://t.co/y8yw7ywWBQ11:22am, Apr 26, 2016
  • HMP Dartmoor's Over 50s forum identified as example of good practice in service-user involvement by vol sector https://t.co/EqwMGvv1xv1:52pm, Mar 31, 2016
  • RECOOP contributes chapter in recently published book "Women and Criminal Justice" https://t.co/IiqGkAfsTY10:46am, Feb 23, 2016
  • "Group run by RECOOP makes me feel I have more choices in my life when I am released” https://t.co/5rGY8cIRoZ5:11pm, Jan 27, 2016
  • Shaftesbury Arts Centre Director & Asst Director win award for their volunteering work with RECOOP at HMP Guys Marsh https://t.co/EEcufAcB6o10:57am, Jan 06, 2016
  • Lobster Pot @ HMP Leyhill welcomed visit by Prisons & Probation Ombudsman https://t.co/UtxReBfz8O12:29pm, Dec 15, 2015
  • The Lobster Pot @ HMP Leyhill offers vital tools in preparation for release https://t.co/S0LVM4B9fZ12:45pm, Dec 03, 2015
  • Multitude of activities & guest speakers help celebrate Black History Month prompting much discussion & interaction https://t.co/sy9buKB4cA11:33am, 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
Tuesday, April 26th 2016
RECOOP is proud to be part of a new Good Practice Guide, recently published by Clinks, on “Service-user involvement”....
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015