Briefing 43: A place to live

14 December 2011

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.

Free to download below.

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