Offenders: Housing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that all prisoners have a place to live on release from prison.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Assisting offenders to secure suitable accommodation upon their release is a vital part of the Government’s approach to reducing reoffending.

Through the commencement of the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017) and DCLG laying a statutory instrument. Prisons and Probation providers will be subject to the new duty to refer to the local housing authority someone who they support who might be at risk of becoming homeless.

We continue to work with all providers to help make sure offenders get the support they need to find accommodation and employment on release.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No2 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.