Ipswich: Beds for homeless as temperatures fall

More beds for homeless

More beds for homeless - Credit: Archant

A SCHEME to provide emergency beds for rough sleepers will remain in place during the current frosty conditions.

As plummeting temperatures continue, the borough council’s scheme to provide more beds will continue for the present.

The 12 cold weather beds are provided in partnership with Genesis Housing Association at Cavendish Lodge, 10 Turret Lane, Ipswich.

A spokesman for the borough council said officers were reviewing weather forecasts and that the scheme would remain up and running until further notice.

Access is from 6pm for an initial assessment on a first come, first served basis.

The scheme will help to ensure the town’s homeless population have a place to go after the Winter Night Shelter scheme finished earlier this month.

The Winter Night Shelter saw churches acrss the town open their doors each day of the week on a rota basis for three months, manned by an army of volunteers.

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The project was hailed a massive success by organisers.