There’s still time to have your say on the proposed closure of Ipswich Foyer

The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane.

The Ipswich Foyer in Star Lane. - Credit: Su Anderson

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest against the proposed closure of a supported housing scheme in Ipswich.

Sunday will see the end of a 12-week consultation by Circle Housing Wherry asking for people to have their say on the future of the Ipswich Foyer.

More than 2,700 people have added their name to a petition set up by former resident of The Foyer, Becki Bunn.

Many of the signatories have left comments on the change.org page about why they disagree with the potential closure.

Andrew Burlace, of Felixstowe, said: “I lived at The Foyer for a period of time and have now gone on to a career as a successful car salesman with a top brand. Without The Foyer I would’ve probably been homeless and wouldn’t be in the position I am now. It’s a great service.”

Rachel Bellamy, of Ipswich, added: “Young people are our future. We should be investing in them, especially those who don’t have family support.”

Ipswich Foyer offers up to two years accommodation to homeless people aged between 16 and 24 and gives them the support they need to turn their lives around.

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To take part in the consultation, email your views to: tony.long@circle.org.uk

Or to the view the petition visit: www.change.org