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Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Advice for prisoners

Housing advice for prisoners
Housing advice for prisoners

Homelessness and finding somewhere to live can be huge problems for people who are coming out of prison. If you want to talk to someone in person about your housing problem, you or someone you trust can speak to a housing adviser in your prison or contact Housing Rights Service

Preparing to go into prison, whether you’re on remand or already sentenced, can be difficult and leave you feeling very unsettled.

Returning to your own home after imprisonment can really help you get back on your feet. However, this won’t always be possible.

Whether you came to prison from a permanent address or temporary accommodation, you can find yourself at risk of being homeless upon release.

If you have nowhere to live after your release from prison, you may need to look into emergency accommodation options, such as hostels and nightshelters.

There are many different types of housing available to rent privately. You might be looking to rent a self-contained flat or house, or just a room.

A number of projects and organisations provide help and support to prisoners, ex-offenders and their families. If you're in prison there are people there who can help you with your housing problems. You can always talk to the Housing Advice Development Worker in prison or a member of staff in the Offender Management Unit.

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