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Homelessness - Leaving Prison

If you have been released from prison and are now homeless, or if you are due to be released from prison and facing the threat of becoming homeless, then you may want to seek advice and support from our Housing Solutions service

You can self-refer via our Housing Assistance Referal Portal

 

How we can help

We will help to identify your support needs and work to relieve your homelessness. A Housing Advice & Homelessness Prevention Officer will provide you with a personal housing plan, which will identify actions that need to be carried out by yourself and your officer. This may include engaging with organisations that assist ex-offenders and looking for suitable private rented accommodation.

 

Help finding accommodation

We will look into supporting you into the private rented sector through our Rent Deposit scheme, which can help provide rent in advance and a deposit bond (please see Homelessness - 'Advice for All' section.

 

What you will need to bring to your appointment

We will need to determine if you are eligible for assistance. If you are offered an appointment you must bring with you:

  • A valid passport
  • A full birth certificate
  • or valid immigration documents

Also, you will need to provide a risk assessment from your probation officer if you have one.

 

Useful Links

Phoenix Futures

Essex Youth Offending Service

NACRO

Essex Community Rehabilitation Company

Breadcrumb, my location

Homelessness - Leaving Prison

If you have been released from prison and are now homeless, or if you are due to be released from prison and facing the threat of becoming homeless, then you may want to seek advice and support from our Housing Solutions service

You can self-refer via our Housing Assistance Referal Portal

 

How we can help

We will help to identify your support needs and work to relieve your homelessness. A Housing Advice & Homelessness Prevention Officer will provide you with a personal housing plan, which will identify actions that need to be carried out by yourself and your officer. This may include engaging with organisations that assist ex-offenders and looking for suitable private rented accommodation.

 

Help finding accommodation

We will look into supporting you into the private rented sector through our Rent Deposit scheme, which can help provide rent in advance and a deposit bond (please see Homelessness - 'Advice for All' section.

 

What you will need to bring to your appointment

We will need to determine if you are eligible for assistance. If you are offered an appointment you must bring with you:

  • A valid passport
  • A full birth certificate
  • or valid immigration documents

Also, you will need to provide a risk assessment from your probation officer if you have one.

 

Useful Links

Phoenix Futures

Essex Youth Offending Service

NACRO

Essex Community Rehabilitation Company