New support services for people at risk of homelessness in Wakefield

09/04/2018, PR8780

A new housing support service for people who are at risk of homelessness has been launched by Wakefield Council and its partners.

A range of support is available in the district to help vulnerable people to get the support they need, by helping to identity the right services for them. It is also aiming to find long-term solutions to an individual’s homelessness, so that issues can be addressed.

Other support available includes working with people experiencing difficulties to help them remain in their accommodation, as well as promoting independence, recovery and resilience and a positive approach to health and wellbeing.

Cllr Pat Garbutt

Cllr Pat Garbutt, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “We are working closely with our partners to tackle homelessness which is a national, as well as a local issue in our district. This new coordinated approach is aiming to help people by giving them the support they need to find and remain in accommodation.”

The Council is working in partnership with Foundation, Richmond Fellowship, Riverside and Turning Lives Around (formerly Leeds Housing Concern).

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can get help through the Council’s Housing Needs Service at Queens House, Queens Street, Wakefield, WF1 1JR. They can call 01924 304360 or 01924 304362, or visit
www.wakefield.gov.uk/housing/options  

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