In June 2022, the Lincolnshire Prisoner Release Housing Protocol was launched to improve the resettlement of male prisoners released from Lincolnshire prisons into Lincolnshire. This protocol seeks to contribute towards the Government's aims of:
- Eliminating rough sleeping by the end of the current parliament (2023/24).
- Ensuring that at least 90% of people are in accommodation upon release from prison.
- Ensuring that at least 80% of people are in settled accommodation either three months after their release or upon receipt of a community sentence.
The staff briefing document includes an overview of the roles and responsibilities of those who have a duty to refer individuals to the local authorities should they be at risk of being released from prison homeless.