In response to today’s announcement, Campbell Robb, Nacro Chief Executive, commented:
“For far too long the scandal of people leaving prison homeless with little chance to turn their lives around has been overlooked. We see through our work on the ground that the need for action during the Coronavirus pandemic has been even greater.
“Today’s funding is a very welcome step. But with so many prison leavers being at risk of homelessness we mustn’t let this focus suddenly end after June. We need to see a long-term commitment to everyone leaving prison having somewhere to stay. It’s time we gave people the best chance at a second chance.”