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Transition 50+ Resettlement Programme

Wednesday, April 25th 2018

Release from prison can be both a daunting and exciting experience. Our “Transition 50+ Resettlement Programme”, which has been designed to address the specific resettlement needs of those who are aged over 50, aims to equip older prisoners with the appropriate knowledge and skills to support a positive resettlement experience and to live actively, responsibly and productively post release.

The Programme is now being delivered in a number of prisons on a quarterly or bi-monthly basis.

Delivered over 4 days at a pace that lends itself to the learning and engagement style of older people, it broadly covers the following themes:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Benefits & Personal Budgeting
  • Re-establishing links with friends and family
  • Accessing Community Services
  • Volunteering
  • Disclosure

The programme includes sessions on planning for retirement, independent living skills, technology, building new networks of support, volunteering, bereavement and disclosure.  We also provide a toolkit for managing the triggers of re-offending post release.

A variety of activities, including independent, pairs and group-work, as well as an interactive drama and out-of-class methods are used to complete the programme.  A leaflet can be downloaded here.

If you would like to register your interest, please contact info@recoop.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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