Case Study 1

Mr D was a prolific offender who had been in and out of prison for many years. When Mr D was not in prison he resided in rented accommodation run by a local housing association. When Mr D came into HMP Exeter Mr Ds mother contacted a Choices family support worker and stated that her son was going to lose his flat as he could not pay the rent whilst in prison. She also stated that someone had broken in and stolen his belongings and the flat was now insecure.

The family support worker contacted the housing association and requested that the flat be made secure and that Mr D could hold onto the flat whilst in prison. After a few phone calls Mr Ds flat was secured and he was informed that his flat would be available for his return. Mr Ds mother was extremely relieved as the flat was near to where she lived so she could still offer him daily support upon his release and relieved that he would not become homeless.

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