getting a bank account

Hillary and Brenda investigate why bank accounts are essential for life on the out, construction worker Femi tells us how he used one to escape gang life and Martin King from Lloyds Bank explain how they support former prisoners.

We've also got some top tips for how to get started with banking, even if you're struggling to get the right ID.


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Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

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AFFECT: Action for Families Enduring Criminal Trauma

Support for families and friends of prisoners. Telephone listening and counselling nationwide, group meetings and face-to-face support.

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