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Our Aims

Our organisational aims are:
  1. To contribute to public benefit through the reduction of re-offending by older people;
  2. To provide support to older people in prison through provision of services, information and advice, low level social care and advocacy;
  3. To support and advise older people on release from prison to improve resettlement and rehabilitation;
  4. To provide support for older people who have received non-custodial sentences;
  5. To develop and provide appropriate volunteering, training and employment opportunities for older ex-offenders in order to reduce re-offending and aid resettlement.
  6. To raise awareness of the needs of older offenders at a regional and national level;
  7. To contribute to national policy and practice regarding older offenders through learning, research and publications;
  8. To collaborate with key partners in the statutory and voluntary sector to share and disseminate good practice regarding the support and rehabilitation of older offenders;
  9. To provide advice and support to staff working with older offenders in the criminal justice system.
  10. To work towards a better understanding of the needs of older offenders’ families, carers and supporters, and to contribute to better support systems.
Thursday, March 19th 2020
RECOOP’s work with older prisoners has been highlighted as good practice in a recent HMPPS Diversity & Inclusion Team presentation “Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Older Residents”....
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  • February&March saw the launch of the Buddy Project in @hmp_kirkham and HMP Preston! Younger prisoners are trained… https://t.co/r50ecUFqBf11:49am, Mar 30, 2020
  • RT @HWymott: These are tough times for all. We’ve set up a mailbox for family members and friends to write to us with questions and comment…11:44am, Mar 27, 2020
  • Anyone else have concerns about trying to get the correct information across to elderly relatives or clients about… https://t.co/sNKbAHbvxj11:33am, Mar 26, 2020
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  • January saw the launch of the Buddy Project in @HWymott where younger prisoners support older and vulnerable priso… https://t.co/NBR8C1xqDN11:17am, Mar 26, 2020
  • RT @PFHelpline: @Clinks_Tweets @prisonadvice We’re also available for prisoners’ families from 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday and from 10am - 3…10:19am, Mar 26, 2020
  • Keep your mind active and a daily routine in place where possible #Recoop #supportforall https://t.co/sFw2L8h5uV10:18am, Mar 26, 2020
  • At Recoop we offer Distraction Packs for the older and main population. They are extremely popular in our cluster p… https://t.co/Ux5BwTYuEi10:15am, Mar 26, 2020
  • RT @PORSCH_Network: BBC News - Coranavirus: Emergency plan for prisons in England and Wales https://t.co/dkctHsgaNg11:26am, Mar 25, 2020
  • @HWymott I hope some of these are our Buddies! :) Well done Wymott9:51am, Mar 25, 2020