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Social policies relating to resettlement of vulnerable groups including refugees, asylum-seekers, ex-offenders and homeless people, are discussed here. The work of resettlement can include:

  • Helping ex-offenders cope in the community, find work and a home
  • Helping ex-service personnel adjust to civilian life
  • Helping homeless people sustain a tenancy and re-integrate into society
  • Helping local authorities resettle frail older adults following a care home closure

This collection is made up of full text reports on resettlement, available to view free of charge

Nacro housing annual review 2014/15

This report outlines the achievements of Nacro's Housing Resettlement Service (HRS) in 2014/15.

Rebuilding lives: longer-term outcomes for homeless people who are resettled: summary of findings and implications for practice: pre-review version

Since the early 1990s, the government has invested hugely in tackling homelessness and its prevention and alleviation, and programmes and support for people who are homeless or at risk have expanded.

Joint thematic inspection of resettlement services to children by youth offending teams and partner agencies

This inspection was led by HMI Probation, in collaboration with partner inspectorates, in response to the findings from the mainstream inspection programme of youth offending work which suggested that services to children in custody and on release were not being delivered consistently well enough.

A good life: exploring what matters to people facing multiple and complex needs

This report presents findings from research with a group of individuals with multiple and complex needs due to drug dependency and involvement in crime, asking them about their hopes and aspirations and what their good life would look like.

Resettlement provision for adult offenders: accommodation and education, training and employment

The primary aim of this report is to examine the effectiveness of existing arrangements to help offenders obtain suitable and sustainable accommodation and education, training and employment (ETE) on release as part of wider resettlement provision.

Doing our duty: improving transitions for military leavers

This report examines how and why the lives of some service personnel fall apart on leaving the British Armed Forces, asks how they can be rebuilt and presents solutions to prevent these personal tragedies.

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