Restore SN is a User-Led Organisation (ULO) representing the interests and needs of its constituency group (older people with criminal convictions who have health, social and care needs, and their mentor / carers.
Stuart Ware has gained considerable expertise in the field of restorative justice over the past 20 years working on behalf of older offenders. He was instrumental in the establishment of both The Footprints Project and RECOOP in 2004. Between 2006 and 2010 he was a consultant to the Department of Health Offender Health Unit.
His work during this period led him to the conclusion that there was a serious gap in the services being offered by other organisations which were needed by older offenders and that also took into account the perspective of them as service users. He therefore decided with other likeminded colleagues to form a company limited by guarantee, Restore Support Network which subsequently became a registered charity in April 2013.
He continues his work as the Chief Executive of Restore Support Network, promoting his vision of peace and reconciliation between older offenders and their local communities by providing support through mentoring, befriending and care needs which include dementia and disabilities.
He and Restore Support Network are also very fortunate to have a Board of Trustees who not only bring a wealth of considerable expertise and experience from the criminal justice system, other charities and business, but are also truly ‘hands on’ with regards to their commitment to the Charity.
Restore Support Network. Registered Charity Number: 1151652. Company Registration No: 7715454