Roughly one in four homeless people have a history of offending.
This situation will only worsen as councils criminalise begging, loitering, and rough sleeping, without providing alternative options for homeless people.
Ex-offenders face a huge amount of difficulty finding work and housing on their release. This often results in them turning, in desperation, to more crime. According to the Prison Reform Trust, almost 75% of ex-offenders cannot find employment when they leave prison. Those who face being homeless on release are also 30% more likely return to prison.
Our grants help ex-offenders to take training, expand their horizons, find a safe place to live, and leave the cycle of offending behind permanently.
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