Cornwall news Work almost complete on new safe space for homeless UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - It shoud be ready by the end of the summer

Cornwall news Work almost complete on new safe space for homeless UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - It shoud be ready by the end of the summer

Cornwall news  Work almost complete on new safe space for homeless UK news
21 June 2022 - 16:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Homeless people in Cornwall are now just weeks away from moving into new facilities which should keep them safe and warm next winter. Work on transforming a former Cornwall Council office building in the centre of Truro to provide homeless accommodation for people who have been sleeping rough or are at risk of doing is under way. Council bosses said the first residents could be in by the end of the summer months. Chough House on River Street is being converted into a purpose-designed ‘Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub’ that will provide local people who find themselves without a home or are at risk of street homelessness with a safe, warm place to stay. It will replace the ‘roving’ Somewhere Safe to Stay hub that previously operated in Cornwall. Once completed, Chough House will provide nine single-occupancy rooms over two floors, each containing an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette. One of the ground floor rooms will be fully wheelchair-accessible. Read more: Cornwall Council needs more money to pay for change to fortnightly bin collections There will also be communal lounges and kitchens, which can be converted into extra emergency bed spaces at times of urgent need, together with laundry facilities, meeting rooms and management space for staff to provide support and security 24/7. Olly Monk, the council’s portfolio holder for housing and planning, said: “This is a fantastic scheme which will play a key role in reducing homelessness.

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. “Delivering this project has been a real team effort. I would like to thank Truro City Council, the local members that have supported the project and other community stakeholders that have had a role in bringing this forward, as well as all the Cornwall Council staff who are working so hard to complete the transformation.” There was a congregational chapel on the site from the mid-18th century, which was rebuilt in 1853 to include a large school room. The chapel and school room were sold in 1932 and used as council offices until the 1970s/80s, before demolition took place and the current building was erected. “Tackling current housing pressures is a top priority for the Council,” said cllr Monk. “We are working very hard to provide safe and secure places to stay for those in urgent need, ending the use of short-term hotel and B&B accommodation. “Providing the temporary Bunkabins in Truro has given us the time needed to bring forward this high quality permanent scheme. Along with other initiatives such as our landmark Solohaus modular homes schemes, buying existing homes to use as social housing and building more Council houses for local people to rent or buy, this project shows what we are doing to provide more homes for local people and help the most vulnerable in our society.” Read More Related Articles Disabled holidaymaker told he can't use pub's disabled parking space Read More Related Articles Barclays replaces underused St Austell branch with pod where you can't bank

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