CDC supports new County-wide approach to tackling homelessness
On 28 February the social inclusion charity P3 will be responsible for the delivery of the county-wide service for homeless people, and is committed to ensuring that everyone has somewhere to go, and someone to turn to, if they face the devastating situation of becoming homeless.
Cllr Topple, who is also a member of the county-wide Supporting People Partnership Board, said:
“There will be two new hostels with 14 beds, with an additional 17 beds in units around the county, which means there will be a total of 31 beds across Gloucestershire. This is an increase of ten beds compared with the previous provision of Night Shelter units and will help ensure that nobody should have to sleep rough in future.
“The aim is not just to give homeless people a short-term place to shelter. The hostels will provide a safe place for P3 to work with individuals and get to understand the underlying reasons why they have become homeless. They can then provide a wide range of help enabling people to get their lives back on track, including support on issues such as housing, health, employment, training, education and addiction.”
If you are in Gloucestershire and would like to access this new service you will be able to email email@example.com or call the freefone number 08081 786003 after 28 February.
Notes to Editors
- P3's main aim is to give people the practical skills and self esteem that they need to sustain an independent and self sufficient lifestyle by providing opportunities and support to help vulnerable people move from social exclusion to inclusion. They operate a variety of services to help to overcome the challenges that the public sector can no longer tackle alone in creating positive outcomes for people at real risk of social exclusion. They support hundreds of people every day to take control of their lives and move towards social inclusion and healthy positive lifestyles, delivering a wide range of services for people from all walks of life at a time and in a way that they need it. For More information see http://www.p3charity.org
- The Supporting People Partnership Board is made up of the county council, district councils, the Probation Trust, 2gether Trust and NHS Gloucestershire to improve services for homeless people in the Gloucestershire.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 169