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The Issue of Homelessness

With the recent extreme hot weather it is difficult to remember the very harsh winter and the plight of individuals sleeping rough in our town. At the time many of us were concerned and wanted to help but were unsure of what to do about it and who to contact for help and advice.
With this in mind a meeting will be held on the issue of Homelessness and how we in Woodbridge might get involved. This will be held at the Salvation Army Hall in Woodbridge on Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm. Julia Hancock, manager of the Selig Trust, will be speaking and giving us information on what support is in place for anyone in our locality who finds they are homeless and may resort to sleeping rough. Julia is very involved with the Ipswich Night Shelter which each winter helps to provide hot food and shelter for many people. The big issue, however, is the long term need for these individuals and she will bring her experience of what local people can do to help and who we can contact for more support. This meeting is being organised by Churches Together in Woodbridge and Melton and is open to anyone who shares our concern and would like to get involved.
It would be good if someone with this issue on their heart would volunteer to champion this and take it forward after the meeting. If you or anyone you know would be interested in doing this or for more information contact Lyn Spall on 07748 211037 or email