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RECOOP Staff

Brian Churchill

  • Position: Team Leader - BCHA/RECOOP - NOMS CF03 programme
Brian is Team Leader for BCHA/RECOOP on the NOMS CF03 programme.  He manages a team of four Case Managers that cover HMP Portland and the Community in Yeovil , Plymouth and Bournemouth. The contract is a 'Performance by Result's'...
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Jon Cook

  • Position: Project Manager - Leyhill
Jon joined RECOOP as Project Manager at HMP Leyhill in December 2014 to further develop existing and to explore new projects linked to the 9 pathways of reducing reoffending at the Lobster Pot which works...
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Deb Earley

  • Position: Case Manager - NOMS CF03 Project
Deb joined the RECOOP team in April 2017 to work on the NOMS CF03 Project.  Previously she had worked for the charity Tomorrow’s People, which aims to help people back into work after a break in employment.  She also worked at HMP...
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Tracy Eadie

  • Position: Lead Partnership Consultant
Tracy joined RECOOP in April 2013 having mainly worked within the private sector, her last position was with G4S who managed the Electronic Monitoring Contract on behalf of the Ministry of Justice.  Working in partnership with other Criminal...
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Paul Grainge

  • Position: Chief Officer
Paul has been working within the Criminal Justice arena for the last 23 years in a variety of roles from within the public, private and voluntary sectors. These include the management of a training rehabilitation centre for prolific young adult...
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Alma Hageman

  • Position: Project Worker - Eastwod Park
Alma finished her studies in child psychology in Amsterdam before coming to Britain.  For many years she worked as co-manager in communities for children/adults with learning difficulties and/or challenging behaviour, after which she worked...
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Christine Hanmer

  • Position: Case Manager - NOMS CF03 Project
Chris joined the RECOOP team in October 2017, relocating from Newcastle to join the CF03 contract Case Manager team at our Head Office in Bournemouth.   Chris now delivers CF03 support at HMP Portland and Yeovil probation office where there...
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Jane Jackson

  • Position: Administrator
Jane has worked for RECOOP (and previously ACOOP) since October 2009 as part-time Administrator, offering both Board and Team members administrative support.  She is also responsible for the development and production of "food...
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Nicola Knoop

  • Position: Project Worker - Leyhill
Nicola joined RECOOP in 2011 as a volunteer.  A year later she applied for, and accepted, a paid role in the newly founded Lobster Pot, a community centre for the over 50s at HMP Leyhill.  Since then, her work has expanded and together...
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Liz Ropschitz MBE

  • Position: Project Co-ordinator - Devon & Cornwall
I work with prisoners over the age of 50 in the 3 prisons in Devon, HMP Exeter, HMP Dartmoor and HMP Channings Wood helping to meet the health and social care needs of the older offender through promoting positive health and well being and by...
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Sandra Seldon

  • Position: Project Co-ordinator - Dorset & Wiltshire
Joining the RECOOP team in July 2011, Sandra had previously worked in education - initially in Secondary and latterly in Further Education.   In her last management role, she worked cross-college and focused attention on issues around...
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  • Just published: 'A Different Sense of Time' – a portfolio of RECOOP’s age-appropriate services to aid prisons find… https://t.co/zGMs8LY5nu11:25am, Feb 19, 2019
  • Over 34,000 individuals benefited from RECOOP's 50+ Day Centres in 2018 https://t.co/FR4jwYZkZx10:29am, Feb 06, 2019
  • RECOOP’s Distraction Packs address the need for prisoners to “…. access stimulating in-cell activities to help them… https://t.co/axl9pTpqTS9:20am, Jan 23, 2019
  • We were delighted to be invited to The Langley House Trust’s carol service at The Knole in Cheltenham. Merry Christ… https://t.co/5XLyDRc0vA10:04am, Dec 20, 2018
  • We are delighted to have been awarded a further 3-year contract to continue to provide Day Centre provision for the… https://t.co/yuoYzJKnlp9:15am, Dec 18, 2018
  • Multi-faith Remembrance Service and tree planting ceremony held at HMP Dartmoor in conjunction with @RECOOP_UK and… https://t.co/Tj3kfPqad69:28am, Nov 27, 2018
  • Skills learned by one man at the Lobster Pot (over 50s Day Centre at HMP Leyhill) have proved to be invaluable post… https://t.co/sKWYTbVchB11:17am, Nov 20, 2018
  • Social care in prisons in England & Wales-A thematic report/Oct 18 recommends “any prisoner providing social care s… https://t.co/gnEl0BerHJ9:22am, Oct 24, 2018
  • Aldo Trust grant helps support prisoners directly via RECOOP https://t.co/bwhiVuGPQQ9:10am, Oct 15, 2018
  • RECOOP & @DevonCC nominated for Creative & Innovative Social Work Practice Award in recognition of their invaluable… https://t.co/B39v7N604A9:35am, Oct 01, 2018
Tuesday, February 19th 2019
RECOOP has just published ‘A Different Sense of Time’, a publication which outlines its range of age-appropriate (50+) services to aid prisons find suitable regime adaptations for their growing older population.  Many older prisoners ha...
RECOOP projects win Platinum Award 2014 & 2015