Worthing night shelter set to provide path out of homelessness

Worthing Borough Council have opened a new night shelter that's more than just a warm place to sleep

The night shelter, which has space for 20 people, is located in a Council-owned building at 24 Marine Place in Worthing and will provide not only a warm place to sleep but also help tackle the root causes of homelessness.

People using the shelter will also work with staff in the Council’s housing team to agree housing and support plans that will help map a route out of homelessness. 

The Council will also be working with Health Central Surgery in Stoke Abbott Road to help those in need of medical support or Covid-19 and flu vaccinations.

Cllr Emma Taylor, Worthing’s Cabinet Member for Citizen Services, said: “ The shelter is much more than a warm bed for the night - it will also act as a central hub for the Council and our partners to support people with issues like addiction and mental health as well as work with them to secure and retain more permanent housing in the future.”

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