We were shocked by growing homelessness in the town. Many local people, charities and agencies work hard to support the homeless in their plight by providing food, clothing, and temporary shelter, but housing them is a growing problem.
We decided to find a way to help more homeless people return to independent living. The Council impressed us with their dedicated team and new Rough Sleepers Initiative, but they face huge extra pressures as year-on-year demand continues to outstrip supply. Covid pandemic related job losses and relationship breakdowns are adding to demand and the need for more homes.