Restore Support Network is saddened that reducing funds has made our future viability vulnerable and it is no longer practical to continue our important work. It is with regret that RSN ceased activity on 30th September 2021.

During the last 10 years the Charity has been able to support many older people whilst in prison and on their release.
We are very grateful to the work of all our dedicated volunteers that have made this vital work possible and to the Grant Giving Bodies and Trusts that have funded our work.

We are very grateful for the support of all working within the Criminal Justice System, Local Authorities and fellow third sector organisations concerned with offender and their families throughout the last 10 years we have worked together.

If you or a family member is in need of support whilst in prison or on release here is a link to a website which provides a summary of useful websites for further information.

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/where-can-prisoners-and-their-families-get-support-and-advice/

Dr Mary Piper, Chairman





s the founder and former CEO of Restore Support Network, I am deeply saddened that we have decided to close the charity. This will have a great impact on our older service users with care needs who are due for release from custody or are already residing in the community.

I cannot walk away from continuing to support older people on release from prison.

I have decided to continue with this work in a voluntary capacity and would invite others with lived experiences to join me. Already Brendan, Marva, Rhian, Natasha and Stef have stepped forward to work with me as a team during the transition period as we move from being a charity to another form of legal structure. A number of friends and supporters have also expressed an interest in joining us in 2022.

Meanwhile, we will continue to provide a limited support service for older people with convictions. I can still be contacted on 07742 377744 or email: stuartware@btinternet.com. Our contact address: Bayside Business Centre, Sovereign Business Park, Willis Way, Poole BH15 3TB.

Stuart Ware PhD