Support for people facing homelessness or abuse this Christmas

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Carlisle City Council is reminding vulnerable residents that it can offer them specialized security and support for those who live homeless, sleep rough, or experience domestic violence over Christmas and New Years.

The homeless prevention and accommodation services urge anyone at risk of homelessness to come forward as soon as possible for help.

Over the past year, the service has helped 420 people at risk of homelessness find new housing or helped them stay in their own homes.

Another 288 people, already homeless when they approached the council, have found temporary accommodation until permanent accommodation can be found.

There were also 132 cases of domestic violence that the council supported; and 72 people housed who were at risk of sleeping in the street.

City Councilor Paul Nedved, portfolio holder for Economy, Business and Housing, said: “We continue to do our utmost to meet the needs of those facing homelessness in Carlisle.

“Our homelessness support team has a range of emergency accommodation options, including hostels, safe homes and self-contained dispersed facilities that are all still operational.

“The team continues to provide responsive 24 hour service and does everything possible to support vulnerable residents; including those who experience domestic violence and sleep rough.

The council continues to provide emergency accommodation to men, women and families in accordance with statutory responsibilities.

The counseling also helps people access basic items such as food and clinician care who need it, and, where possible, separate people with high drug and alcohol needs from those who need it. do not have.

The council provides essential services safely, in accordance with government guidelines to protect vulnerable people and staff. This includes following their usual approach outside working hours via a telephone interview.

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