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People need support to build stability after prison: Switchback on BBC Radio 4

By July 27, 2021No Comments

“There’s so many hurdles. Prison leavers often have no ID, have no bank account, no housing…”

On Saturday Switchback’s Head of Delivery Monique Williams was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Money Box show to talk about the new £76 Subsistence Payment for people leaving prison, and the support that people need to make a new start.

The Subsistence Payment, which will replace the £46 discharge grant this summer, is a step in the right direction – but more action is needed. From ensuring access to housing and technology, to meaningful one-to-one support, hear Monique talk about the next steps that are needed to enable people to build stable lives after prison:

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