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|Title:||Extra Winter Beds for Homeless In Doncaster|
|ID & Publication:||20131211044 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
Doncaster Council has increased the amount of overnight accommodation for homeless people over winter months.
The authority’s contractor, M25 Housing and Support Group, has set aside 10 beds at Wharf House in Doncaster town centre from December 2013 until March 2014. Anyone who is currently homeless can simply call in or be referred by another agency where appropriate.
The reasons for people coming to Wharf House are varied but many of those who are homeless are struggling with personal and health issues. For that reason some end up staying for a number of months and receiving support to break out of street life.
To assist those who have been receiving help and are ready to move towards more independent living, the Council has also commissioned 14 new units of supported accommodation in the community from M25.
The Deputy Mayor Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: ‘Although our rough sleeper count is low in Doncaster, our aim is that no Doncaster resident will be without a bed during the cold winter months.’
Joyce Foster, Executive Director at M25, said: ‘We are delighted to be extending our services to rough sleepers in Doncaster through this increased provision with skilled, experienced staff.’
The M25 Group will also be running a Boxing Day Café at the United Reformed Church, Hallgate, Doncaster, on 26.12.13- all welcome to attend, with festive hot food being served between 12 noon and 1.30 pm.
For more information go to www.doncaster.gov.uk/communitysafety
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