Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd January 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers have been supported into accommodation through the Offender Accommodation pilot schemes set up through the Rough Sleeping Strategy to date.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Offender Accommodation Pilots have been running since August 2019, successfully enrolling 324 individuals from HMP Bristol, HMP Leeds, and HMP Pentonville by 31st July 2020 when the enrolment period ended.

The MoJ intends to publish an evaluation of the pilots after their completion, which will include figures on how many individuals enrolled onto the programme were supported into accommodation. We will use the lessons from the pilot to inform how we will provide accommodation for offenders in the future.

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