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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.

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  • RECOOP's Devon Buddy Scheme included as example of good practice in recent "Seeing prisoners as Assets" resource published by ADASS11:51am, Sep 28, 2016
  • RECOOP and the Buddy Support Scheme is highlighted as an example of excellence in IMB yearly report, Aug 16, 2016
  • Collaboration with @finecellwork continues to flourish with great impact on lives of men at HMP Leyhill, Aug 10, 2016
  • Lobster Pot @ HMP Leyhill is "An inspiring example of the support that older prisoners badly need" says @PRTuk, Jul 18, 2016
  • @PrisonersAdvice offer "sound advice" to over 50s at Day Centre run by RECOOP, Jul 08, 2016
  • @PRTuk visited the Lobster Pot at HMP Leyhill giving men an opportunity to voice their opinion and be informed of current reforms9:46am, Jun 24, 2016
  • RECOOP welcomes High Sherriff’s of Glos & Somerset to see first hand support offered to Leyhill’s older population, Jun 14, 2016
  • Thank you @ProstateUK for coming to HMP Leyhill.Ted's story to the men we work with @recoop sent a powerful message. Keep up the great work!11:40am, May 16, 2016
  • 50s+ group at HMP Eastwood Park "gives women a sense of meaning, pride and self-worth aiding post-prison life", May 06, 2016
  • RECOOP Project selected by Clinks as 1 of 6 Case Studies in Guide on “service-user involvement”, Apr 26, 2016
Tuesday, August 16th 2016
Selected prisoners in the 3 Devon prisons are trained by RECOOP in 14 modules, based on the National Care Standards, to support their fellow inmates who have social care needs....
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015