Locked Out

Housing and the criminal justice system - with Jess Southgate and Nicola Drinkwater

October 21, 2020 Commonweal Housing Season 1 Episode 2
Locked Out
Housing and the criminal justice system - with Jess Southgate and Nicola Drinkwater
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Locked Out
Housing and the criminal justice system - with Jess Southgate and Nicola Drinkwater
Oct 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Commonweal Housing

For people in contact with the criminal justice system, access to safe housing is vital to moving onto independent and stable lives. Yet too many people are trapped in a devastating cycle of homelessness and offending. 

In episode two of Locked Out, we ask why it is so hard for people in contact with the criminal justice system to access housing - and what needs to change?

Building on the themes explored in their contributions to the Locked Out anthology, Nicola Drinkwater (Clinks) and Jess Southgate (Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk) discuss why so many people leave prison into homelessness, and the devastating impact this can have on their lives. We took a particular look at how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the justice system, and how all of these issues have a particular impact on women. 

Listen to all this and more in this week’s episode of Locked Out, and subscribe to get updates on upcoming episodes, coming out every other Wednesday over October, November and December.

Listen to the episode on all podcast streaming platforms, or subscribe on BuzzSprout here: lockedout.buzzsprout.com 

Read the Locked Out anthology: commonwealhousing.org.uk/lockedout

Show Notes

For people in contact with the criminal justice system, access to safe housing is vital to moving onto independent and stable lives. Yet too many people are trapped in a devastating cycle of homelessness and offending. 

In episode two of Locked Out, we ask why it is so hard for people in contact with the criminal justice system to access housing - and what needs to change?

Building on the themes explored in their contributions to the Locked Out anthology, Nicola Drinkwater (Clinks) and Jess Southgate (Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk) discuss why so many people leave prison into homelessness, and the devastating impact this can have on their lives. We took a particular look at how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the justice system, and how all of these issues have a particular impact on women. 

Listen to all this and more in this week’s episode of Locked Out, and subscribe to get updates on upcoming episodes, coming out every other Wednesday over October, November and December.

Listen to the episode on all podcast streaming platforms, or subscribe on BuzzSprout here: lockedout.buzzsprout.com 

Read the Locked Out anthology: commonwealhousing.org.uk/lockedout