People in prison come from a community and go back into a community. The welcome and support they receive can make all the difference as to whether they reoffend or not. Rob Strachan, Divisional Head of Strategy, Planning and Partnership will talk about how the recent Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened the links that the Scottish Prison Service has with many external organisations to develop an integrated support process for those being released. Paul Stevenson, Director of Homelessness Prevention, Bethany Christian Trust, has wide experience of the range of barriers people face on release from prison and will bring his vision to the table. Kevin Neary uses his past and present lived experience to support others in developing more positive relationships in the community, making connections and building bridges to more positive destinations. The Forum will be chaired by Pete White, formerly of Positive Prison? Positive Futures but now busy developing a movement called ‘Only Just’.