The Forward Trust Acquire Vision Housing.
Monday 06 November 2017

The Forward Trust Acquire Vision Housing.

Vision Housing, a London based charity and social enterprise that supports prisoners into housing, has been acquired by The Forward Trust, a social business with charitable status that supports people to break the cycles of crime and addiction.   

Vision Housing’s service offer is a complimentary addition to Forward’s existing substance misuse and employment services for ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction.  The staff from Vision will continue working from their office in Croydon until December, and will thereafter be based at Forward’s Head Office in Vauxhall.


Mike Trace Chief Executive of The Forward Trust said: ‘Vision Housing has established an innovative way of making private rented accommodation available to prisoners on the day of release. We know that safe accommodation is a key factor in helping to tackle reoffending and reducing the chance of someone in recovery relapsing. We are looking forward to developing that model to meet the needs of more of our beneficiaries in the coming months.’



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Vision Housing: 

Vision Housing is a London-based charity and social enterprise. Founded in 2007, it was set up to provide housing and on-going support to ex-offenders on release from prison.


The Forward Trust:  

The Forward Trust is social business that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years Forward has been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. Forward believes that anyone is capable of lasting change. Its services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.