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  • Release Fund

    AIM:

     

    The aim is to prevent women going straight back into working on the streets and to prevent homelessness when released from custody.

     

    DETAILS:

     

    They would keep the monies granted and give out £50 to £100 per client upon release.

     

    The money would be given in instalments when women engage with the service. The money can be used for temporary housing, food, travel to and from probation etc.

     

    The aim is to prevent women going straight back into working on the streets and to prevent homelessness when released from custody.

     

    The money will be given in instalments and women will be supported to budget and supervised shopping/spending etc.

     

    They work with sex workers of all ages, many of whom are placed into custody for shoplifting/drug offences and soliciting.

     

    Many of the women they work with are placed in HMP Newhall but only for short periods of time.

     

    After conducting some research into why women are back working on the streets, many explained it was because of benefit sanctions that happened whilst in jail. When they are released, generally the prison will give a small grant of £25. There is a time limit on this however and if they are taken back into custody within a few weeks they will then not be entitled to this money again. They are often seeing women coming straight from custody to working and sleeping on the streets the very same day.

     

    They feel that by giving the money in instalments and ensuring it is spent in the correct way this will encourage the women to engage with their services.

     

    They would measure outcomes by keeping records of those women who have been given the Release Fund and made it back into temporary or their own accommodation.

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