Prisoners and their families face massive challenges both before and after spending time in prison when it comes to welfare benefits and support with housing. Many prisoners are released into homelessness and struggle to navigate the system which increases the likelihood of reoffending by over 50%. This in-depth course looks at the barriers prisoners with different types of sentences may face; the effect on benefits and housing and how to support both them and their families. Through a combination of real-life case studies; interactive quizzes and experienced trainers you will learn best practice in supporting prisoners through today’s challenging system.
Society Matters CIC is a social enterprise and the trading subsidiary of local charity Citizens Advice Gateshead. Our highly acclaimed, quality endorsed training courses and workshops have been designed to help professionals involved in welfare support to have a much clearer understanding of the social welfare issues being faced by the people they work with every day, including the complexities of welfare benefits and housing.