Homeless on release from prison

Help finding housing from probation services

If it is a condition of your release to live in approved premises, your probation officer or case manager will make the referral. Only a minority of released prisoners are required to live in approved premises upon release. If you are not required to do so, it is your responsibility to get advice about where you will live upon release.

Your probation officer or case manager might be able to give you some advice about your housing options and can make referrals on your behalf to appropriate housing providers, but they do not have a legal duty to house you.

Last updated: 24/05/2022 09:03