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People released from prison or youth detention centre

If you are facing homelessness upon being released from prison or a Youth Detention Centre, there are a number of options available to you.

Local Services

Stonham (0208 905 1210), provide accommodation for single people in Hertfordshire who have a history of offending and require housing related support. 

St Mungo’s (0203 856 6000 or info@mungos.org), offer housing and rehabilitation advice for prisoners serving their sentence in London or Hertfordshire. They may also be able to provide temporary accommodation. 

HACRO (01727 854727 or hacro.office@zen.co.uk), offer support and housing advice to ex-prisoners moving back to Hertfordshire and for prisoners being released from HMP The Mount (Bovingdon). 

National Services

Nacro (0300 123 1889 or helpline@nacro.org.uk), is committed to working with ex-offenders to find them stable housing solutions and provide a wide range of other support services. 

The St Giles Trust (0207 708 8000 or info@stgilestrust.org.uk), is a charitable organisation that assists ex-offenders in finding suitable housing and employment. 

BeNCH (0345 601 4390), work with ex-offenders who have just been released to complete their sentence plan. They offer a range of interventions to help with this, including accommodation advice.

Impact Pathways acts as a gateway to accessing a number of organisations providing housing assistance to ex-offenders across the country.

Recoop (0300 123 1992 or info@recoop.org.uk), assist with the re-settlement and care of elderly prisoners and ex-offenders.

If you require further advice or assistance, phone the Housing Options team on 01438 242242 or email using, housing.options@stevenage.gov.uk.

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