People coming out of prison in the UK have few choices about where they are going to stay. Many ex-offenders will stay with friends and family, often going immediately back to the people and environment which were the context of their offending.
Annys believes that housing newly-released prisoners into stable, quality accommodation is the key to breaking the problematic cycle of re-offending.
Through Vision Housing Annys is attempting to solve a public sector problem with a private sector solution. She has identified a huge untapped resource for ex-offenders by building bridges with the private rental sector. A counterintuitive solution for both parties, she is demonstrating that is it not only possible to engage private landlords in providing accommodation to ex-offenders, but it is an attractive business opportunity for them. Vision
Housing has an extensive network of private landlords who they can access at short notice to house people who are referred to them from a variety of sources
Goals and objectives
Vision Housing’s central aim is to break the cycle of re-offending by, providing the essential stability of a home environment and giving them the aid that they need to make a fresh start.
Based on her existing rates of success and proven impact, Annys is lobbying the Government to change its policies in line with her individual efforts.