Concerns Raised That Services For Homeless People In Warrington Could Be Reduced

New proposals have been submitted that would see eight new beds created at James Lee House but volunteers at Room At The Inn, another homeless service in the town, aren't convinced it's a good idea.

The plans which have been put to councillors would provide a place for homeless people to sleep overnight.

However after concerns were raised the decision on whether to allow the proposals to go ahead was defered while further investigations take place.

Volunteers at Room At The Inn are worried that the grant they receive to fund the services they provide could be cut.

They have also asked for more details about how much daytime support will be provided to the homeless community if the plans for James Lee House go ahead.

Community worker Susan Blythe from The Inn said

"Will people have access to a hot shower? Will they receive hot food? The planning details don't show any of that.

"Also if it's operated by James Lee House unless you are in James Lee House people aren't allowed in during the day time so where will those people go?

"We want a good good service for people who are homeless and that is not just about a bed for the night it's about the services in the day time and we believe the current proposed service falls short of that"

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