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Leaving prison

Leaving prison or youth detention

If you are in prison or youth detention and have no accommodation to go to on release, please advise your offender manager or resettlement team as soon as possible. They will refer you to our Housing Options service. 

To assess your situation Housing Options will need previous addresses for about 5 years and may need to speak to family, friends and your previous landlord. They will need to understand your situation and any orders or licence restrictions that may impact upon your re-housing, and will work with your offender manager or resettlement team .

If you have no accommodation then you may need to stay with family or friends temporarily while you work with Housing Options. If you aren't able to find temporary accommodation then Housing Options will assess whether or not they have a duty to provide this. There is no guarantee of an offer of temporary accommodation until your case has been assessed.