Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the pilot scheme to help homeless ex-offenders conducted by the Norfolk Community Foundation and Norfolk’s former High Sheriff in Norwich will be (a) launched and (b) concluded; and what criteria will be used to assess the scheme's effectiveness.
This provision is expected to start in early June 2019, subject to standard DWP partnership checks and procedures being completed. It is planned to run for one year and will support approximately 24 ex-offenders recently released from prison. Evaluation will be conducted by the Norfolk Foundation in the form of an impact study.
DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. We are continuously reviewing and improving the service for vulnerable people to ensure that it is accessible and responsive to their needs.
We encourage all our Jobcentre teams to consider opportunities for partnership-working, where local circumstances allow. Local areas have the flexibility to work alongside local and national organisations to help meet the needs of their communities, assisting our most vulnerable claimants, including those effected by homelessness.
In addition, all Jobcentres in England refer claimants considered to be homeless or at risk of homelessness, to the local authority to receive further housing support.
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1. Oral Answers to Questions
05/12/2017 - Commons Chamber
1: Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. We have launched a review of the operation of that - Speech Link
2: that restoring early legal advice would not only help solve some legal problems, but save taxpayers’ money - Speech Link
3: legal help, for example in civil and family cases. Last year we spent £100 million on legal help, including - Speech Link
2. Oral Answers to Questions
18/12/2018 - Commons Chamber
1: person’s profession. As I said, this measure will help people to access courts. The small claims limit - Speech Link
2: he has made of the number of people who become homeless immediately after being released from short prison - Speech Link
3: he has made of the number of people who become homeless immediately after being released from short prison - Speech Link
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08/02/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: coercive treatment, leaving them a shadow of their former selves.This amendment sets out to right - Speech Link
2: the most effective or efficient way of ensuring high-quality care. That, essentially, is where it stayed - Speech Link
3: promiscuously, and that it might well backfire and not help those it is intended to.It is not just our - Speech Link
4. Oral Answers to Questions
05/06/2018 - Commons Chamber
1: (Gordon Henderson). The idea is for a parliamentary scheme focused on the Prison Service, along the lines - Speech Link
2: will work closely with the POA to ensure that the scheme reflects the experience of working prison officers - Speech Link
3: tribute to my hon. Friend for having inspired the scheme. The proposal is being put together by the Department - Speech Link
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02/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: associations tell me that when they file papers for community protection notices, they are frequently lost or - Speech Link
2: I notice that, last week, the shadow Justice Secretary talked about wartime juries of seven. I also noticed - Speech Link
3: pandemic: we have been operating an £11.5 million scheme to get people into accommodation from prison. That - Speech Link