Leaving prison

Find out what to do if you’re an ex-offender or someone who’s just left prison and don’t have anywhere to live

Having a fixed address will make it much easier for you to settle back into normal daily life if you’ve recently left prison.

Having a fixed address can help you:

  • get a job
  • register with a doctor
  • receive drug or alcohol treatment

What you should do

Find organisations that can help you find somewhere to live on Impact Pathways Bristol.

If necessary, the prison’s housing officer will refer you to the Council’s Housing Advice Team. In some situations, they may have a duty to provide you with accommodation upon your release.

Contact information

Housing Advice Team

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Outside of office hours you should visit your local police station and speak to the Emergency Duty Team.

Email: housing.advice@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 352 6800