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RECOOP LAUNCH - PRESS RELEASE

Monday, April 18th 2011 - Jennie Osborne - BCHA
RECOOP launch to help offenders and ex-offenders throughout the UK
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RECOOP's Response to Breaking the Cycle

Monday, April 18th 2011 - Liz Davis
RECOOP's response to Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing
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Service Users' Voices

Monday, April 11th 2011
Our Service Users' Voices page has been up-dated. Click on the link to the left.

Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales fund RECOOP to develop further its work in mental health

Friday, April 8th 2011
A three year grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation means that Liz Ropschitz can focus her experience in the mental health field for the benefit of the older prison population and ex offenders.
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Music in Time Group receives a Koestler Highly Commended Award.

Monday, February 21st 2011 - Liz Ropschitz
A truly participatory creative music event for the older prisoner in HMP Dartmoor receives a Koestler 2010 Highly Commended Award for Singer-Songwriter with the CD ?No Rhyme or Reason?.
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Lobster Pot end of year report

Tuesday, December 21st 2010
The Lobster Pot is the centre for all men aged over 50 at HMP Leyhill. It is managed by RECOOP (Resettlement and Care of Older ex-Offenders and Prisoners) and developed as part of an organic process in consultation with relevant prison staff ......
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Health Day - HMP Dartmoor

Thursday, November 25th 2010 - Liz Ropschitz
On 26th October, a Health Marker Place was held in HMP Dartmoor, giving a full day of information and presentations to showcase some of the help and support available to our older prisoners to maintain physical and mental well-being.
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Prison Reform Trust - Doing Time Good Practice

Thursday, July 8th 2010 - Francesca Cooney with Julia Braggins
This report is mainly based on a survey of staff in prison establishments throughout England and Wales. The high response rate demonstrates a willingness to share information and improve practice in work with older people in prison.
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Over 50 UK Prison Population

Friday, July 2nd 2010
This table shows the population of prisoners aged 50 and over, by age group and sex, in England and Wales, as at 31st March 2010.
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Prisoners aged over 50 in Prisons in the South West

Friday, July 2nd 2010
This table shows Prisoners aged over 50 in Prisons in the South West, as at 31st March 2010
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The Experience of an Ageing Male Prison Population

Monday, June 21st 2010 - Dr Natalie Mann, University of Essex
   DOING HARDER TIME? THE EXPERIENCE OF AN AGEING MALE PRISON POPULATION IN ENGLAND AND WALES: SUMMARY OF THE MAIN FINDINGS   Dr Natalie Mann, University of Essex   Our society is unaccustomed to thinking about older people in terms of their involvement in crime and the criminal justice system. Saturated by stereotypical images of the elderly as frail victims of crime, the criminal experiences of this age group have been systematically ignored. However, the number of male prisoners...
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Information for older prisoners - Claiming state pensions and benefits after you are released

Tuesday, June 8th 2010
Information for older prisoners. Claiming state pensions and benefits after you are released. It is important to try and get your pension and benefits claims sorted out before you leave prison if you can.
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National Independent Monitoring Board Conference

00 00:00:00-00-0000 - Teri Walker
Due to the success of RECOOP's partnership with HMP Leyhill and services offered to the older prisoners, Teri Walker (Volunteer Cluster Co-ordinator for South Glos and Glos) was offered an opportunity to speak at the National Conference for Board Member.
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Monday, July 8th 2019
He was delighted to learn about our excellent work both in the prison and in support of our residents when they leave prison.  Robert enjoyed the hospitality on offer at the Pot and understood the importance of ‘charity’ in a custodial ...
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015