Accommodation Support | Probation | East Midlands | Nacro

Nacro Accommodation Support for people on probation or in prison: East Midlands


East Midlands, UK


What we do

This service supports people on probation in their transition from prison and reintegration into community life. The aim is to build independence and resilience enabling them to live independently, and reduce reoffending.

Our service in East Midlands supports people to access and maintain suitable accommodation as well as address other issues holding them back.

We provide support to people pre and post-release to get accommodation on release from custody. We have volunteers that can also support and assist people on probation to address any identified issues to prevent barriers to accessing accommodation.

The service offers:

  • support making housing referrals to providers and local housing authorities
  • advice and support to access private rented accommodation
  • support to maintain current accommodation
  • advice on access to mainstream services based on need
  • move on support from CAS-2 and probation approved premises.

The service can be delivered face to face at local probation offices and prisons, virtually, or by telephone.

This service is part of the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) Dynamic Framework, which commissions rehabilitation and resettlement interventions and services across England and Wales.


To be eligible a person must be:

  • a sentenced male adult 18 or over
  • in custody or community on licence or post sentence supervision.

Partners and funders

The service is directly commissioned by MOJ.

How to refer

Referrals are directly from the Probation Service only.

Illustration of a young male case study

Case study

We received a referral at very short notice. The person being referred needed to secure accommodation, otherwise he was at risk of recall to prison.

Nacro assessed the individual on the same day and provided advice and guidance on local housing providers. We also completed referrals on the person’s behalf. Nacro were able to advocate for him and liaise with the housing providers ensuring a housing assessment was scheduled for the following day.

Through effective partner collaboration we were able to secure a tenancy as well as provide support additional support. This meant the individual was not at risk of being recalled to prison and was supported in his new tenancy.