RECOOP, an organisation which deals with resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and prisoners, has been awarded £134,000 for their work helping to reduce the number of older people re-offending in the South West.
The money is part of Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales £2.5 million to support organisations working to improve the life choices and chances of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
Funding will go towards the employment of a Specialist Mental Health Worker to lead mental health development across three Devon prisons.
The funding will run alongside the Foundation’s ‘flagship’ Community programme which focuses on providing funding for core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community.
(from a press release)