The article contains a case study of Nacro service user, Phillip, who began using our substance misuse project in 2017. He was formerly a prolific offender, who was homeless on several occasions after being released from custody: “If I had come out and gone into a proper place to stay, I could’ve started fresh and done better.”
He revealed that after receiving support from our service, he broke his addiction and rebuilt relationships with his family members.
Nacro Director of Housing & Wellbeing, Lindsay Ryder, was also interviewed and said:
“We cannot afford for them to be held back by homelessness, a lack of essential medication or health support, a lack of ID or access to sufficient money, as these are essential basics required for people to successfully reintegrate back into our local communities.”