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Preventing Homelessness and Reducing Reoffending - Insights from service users of the Supporting Prisoners; Advice Network, Scotland

By: Shelter Scotland
Published: September 2015

Preventing Homelessness and Reducing Reoffending

Key themes include:

The importance of house as home
Belongings being at risk
The importance of friends and family in helping to maintain a tenancy
The right home prevents reoffending
Fear of hostels
Stress and depression
Lack of knowledge
Communication with professionals
The report makes strategic and operational recommendations based on the insights form our service users and Shelter Scotland's 15 year history of delivering specialist services to this group.