First of all, I'd like to say a big hello to everyone, as I'm new to the forum.
Ok, my partner was released from prison in december, after serving 6 months on remand for arson reckless. He is on license until June of this year.
On his release, he was homeless. At the moment, he is living with his parents, but it's very temporary. He has approached his local council for help with housing, but has been advised that due to the nature of his conviction, they cannot help him.
He has also been advised that letting agents and private landlords won't be able to help him either. So, the question is, what is he supposed to do when it comes to finding a place to live? Nobody seems to want to help him, or offer any sensible suggestions, just tell him what isn't available.
Has anybody been in a similar position and how did they overcome this?
I should also point out that he does have mental health problems and is receiving treatment.
Many thanks for any suggestions offered.