Along with other organisations, we have written a letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, about accommodation for prison leavers and the Comprehensive Spending Review.
We all know how important having a safe and secure home is. But for too many people leaving prison this has seemed an impossible dream for too long. Almost 1,000 people are released from prison homeless every month, and it is estimated that over 30% of rough sleepers have been in prison.
Having nowhere to live holds people back from accessing support, getting a job, or moving on in their lives. And for people released homeless, the risk of committing another crime is significantly higher. We need to ensure that prison leavers are not being set up to fail and that they truly get the best chance at a second chance.