Briefing 43: A place to live

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Securing stable accommodation for offenders with mental health problems

14 December 2011

Research and policy suggest the importance of stable accomodation for both improved mental health and reduced re-offending, but the evidence base for housing interventions for people with complex needs remains limited. This briefing paper presents a compelling argument for relevant agencies in housing, health and criminal justice to work together to ensure investment in the most effective and cost-effective interventions.

At a time when figures suggest that homelessness is on the rise, this briefing paper sets out what we know about homelessness, mental health and offending, and makes recommendations about how a group who are particularly vulnerable to homelessness could be better supported in order to improve outcomes for both the individual and for their community.

Audience: CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards, criminal justice services.

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