Returning to your own home after imprisonment can really help you get back on your feet. However, this won’t always be possible.
If you're not entitled to housing benefit or you can't pay your housing costs while in prison, trying to hold on to your home can get you in serious debt and it might be best to let it go. Before you make any decisions, talk to a housing advice worker to see what your options are.
Whether it is reasonable to keep your home or not will depend on the type of housing that you have and the length of your imprisonment. There are special considerations for tenants and owner-occupiers, as well as persons on remand and sentenced prisoners.