PUBLISHED: 16:09 11 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:09 11 June 2019
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Homelessness is typically seen as a problem confined to city areas like Norwich, King’s Lynn and Nice Yarmouth – however a housing charity is eager to increase due to growing issues in additional rural areas.
And housing charity Solo Housing is inviting homeless individuals and people susceptible to homelessness to hitch them for a free breakfast whereas they chat to them about methods to form companies in South Norfolk and Breckland.
In response to authorities statistics, there are at present 601 individuals in Norfolk identified to be homeless.
However the Diss-based charity says the variety of hidden homeless individuals ‘sofa-surfing’ or sleeping in automobiles is way higher.
Charity bosses say they’re contacted by greater than 20 individuals every month, who’re in want of lodging and help.
The charity, which helps single individuals to get and maintain lodging, just lately secured virtually £17,000 from the Nationwide Lottery Group Fund and the Enterprise Improvement Programme.
It’s utilizing that cash to launch a session on methods to enhance the companies it affords and to develop the Outdated Publish Workplace website in Diss.
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Carolyn Howell, MBE, chief govt of Solo Housing, stated: “Our plan is to develop our website and companies to satisfy the wants of single homeless individuals – a lot of whom at present sleep in tents, automobiles, couch surf or are in non permanent lodging.
“Whereas residing in these conditions, it is a matter of surviving from each day and it’s totally exhausting to beat different points or plan for a optimistic future.
“We goal to search out out what wants individuals have and the way we will meet them to assist them deal with steps they want to take in direction of long term stability.
“Info from potential and present service customers is important in planning methods to meet wants in our neighborhood.”
The charity has been working a survey, however may even maintain a free breakfast occasion at Hope Church in Vinces Highway, in Diss, from 10am till 1pm on Friday (June 14).
Homeless individuals in rural areas who’re unable to journey are being provided help in getting there.
Additional session occasions will probably be held earlier than last plans for the Outdated Publish Workplace website are developed.
– Folks can contact Solo Housing on 0800 652 0155 or go to their places of work at 12a St Nicholas Road in Diss.