Advice for prisoners (4)
When you're released from prison you may end up in a hostel until you find a more permanent home. Some hostels have waiting lists or will only take people who have been sent there by the Housing Executive or the Probation Board.
Getting a place in a hostel
Returning to your own home after imprisonment can really help you get back on your feet. However, this won’t always be possible.
Preparing to go into prison, whether you’re on remand or already sentenced, can be difficult and leave you feeling very unsettled. If you have time, try to deal with the things you are leaving behind, such as your home, before you actually get to prison. Sorting out your housing may not seem like a priority for you at the moment, but planning ahead can leave you with better options in the long term.
Whether you came to prison from a permanent address or temporary accommodation, you could be at risk of being homeless upon release. If you are unable to find yourself a suitable accommodation before your sentence comes to an end, you may be able to present as homeless to the Housing Executive.