It is proven that offenders in stable accommodation are 50% less likely to commit further crimes - reducing the annual £18 billion cost of reoffending on society. Having an address also allows offenders to find work and access treatment for addictions and mental health problems, while being closely monitored by the Probation Service.
This scheme is complemented by employment assistance helping thousands of prisoners into employment upon release following innovative schemes such as Employment Advisory Boards, which have been rolled out in 92 prisons to improve the education and training on offer.
These measures have helped more offenders into a steady job with the latest statistics showing the proportion of prison leavers finding work within 6 months increasing from 23% to 30% since 2022.
As a firm, we are delighted to see these and other initiatives supporting those who have served their time and wish to start afresh with a clean slate. If you experience any difficulties in accessing these schemes, please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can offer assistance. Our commitment to helping our clients does not stop when you are sentenced.