The 'Hamster Wheel' of Homelessness

The 'Hamster Wheel' of Homelessness

The cycle of prison - homelessness - prison is all too common. Lee, one of our Expert Citizens describes this cycle as the 'Hamster Wheel of Homelessness', a process that does little to help a person trying to move forward and address their needs.

Release from prison with nowhere to go (or unsuitable accommodation)

Leading to...

Poverty - mental health deteriorates - substance misuse increases

Leading to...

Offending buidling up


If offered a hostel place, unable to stay as too much drug availability

Back to...

Homelessness and offending. 

Our Peer Researchers have recently completed some research regarding the impact of prison on mental health and homelessness. The findings will be published soon and a link will be added to this page.



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