Somerset homeless service could close

Somerset homeless service could close

Somerset homeless service could close

First published in News

A HOMELESS advice centre which has served people in Somerset for more than 50 years is facing closure.

The Shelter service, which is based in Taunton but serves the whole county, could close down in the spring following funding cuts.

A spokesman said: “With the recession, benefit cuts and the high cost of housing, now is the worst time to take away the housing safety net that helps people stay in their homes.”

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8:34pm Fri 30 Nov 12

BaldCarl2 says...

Perhaps if they got their backsides they could get a job and afford somewhere to live.

It's what I have to do.
Perhaps if they got their backsides they could get a job and afford somewhere to live. It's what I have to do. BaldCarl2
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9:21am Sat 1 Dec 12

awayswing says...

The government picking on the weak and the vulnerable as usual.
The government picking on the weak and the vulnerable as usual. awayswing
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2:06pm Sun 2 Dec 12

BaldCarl2 says...

More like the idle
More like the idle BaldCarl2
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11:56pm Sun 2 Dec 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Oh dear Baldcarl I do hope you never hit hard times and need a helping hand up. It is quite sad to think someone can demonstrate so little empathy for the needs of the weakest in society.
Oh dear Baldcarl I do hope you never hit hard times and need a helping hand up. It is quite sad to think someone can demonstrate so little empathy for the needs of the weakest in society. Bridgy old Boy
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9:16am Mon 3 Dec 12

sheldoncooper says...

Slightly misleading headline in that a large proportion of Shelter's work is Housing Advice for folk who are at risk of losing their homes for one reason or another.
Slightly misleading headline in that a large proportion of Shelter's work is Housing Advice for folk who are at risk of losing their homes for one reason or another. sheldoncooper
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8:56pm Mon 3 Dec 12

the voice of common sense says...

We should be ashamed as a society that anyone has to sleep on the streets in this prosperous country. Or is it because of the greedy rachman style landlords charging exorbitant rent on their houses, many of which were bought as council houses then let out at three times the rent that local authority tenants pay?
We should be ashamed as a society that anyone has to sleep on the streets in this prosperous country. Or is it because of the greedy rachman style landlords charging exorbitant rent on their houses, many of which were bought as council houses then let out at three times the rent that local authority tenants pay? the voice of common sense
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11:55am Tue 4 Dec 12

Ka7e says...

Shelter also offers advice to women hoping to leave abusive relationships, youngsters that are chucked out by their parents, people facing eviction and repossession for a multitude of reasons. Now, more than ever, they are a valuable resource that virtually anybody could find themselves needing!
Shelter also offers advice to women hoping to leave abusive relationships, youngsters that are chucked out by their parents, people facing eviction and repossession for a multitude of reasons. Now, more than ever, they are a valuable resource that virtually anybody could find themselves needing! Ka7e
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12:35pm Tue 4 Dec 12

sheldoncooper says...

Ka7e wrote:
Shelter also offers advice to women hoping to leave abusive relationships, youngsters that are chucked out by their parents, people facing eviction and repossession for a multitude of reasons. Now, more than ever, they are a valuable resource that virtually anybody could find themselves needing!
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]Ka7e[/bold] wrote: Shelter also offers advice to women hoping to leave abusive relationships, youngsters that are chucked out by their parents, people facing eviction and repossession for a multitude of reasons. Now, more than ever, they are a valuable resource that virtually anybody could find themselves needing![/p][/quote]Good point. sheldoncooper
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11:10pm Wed 5 Dec 12

BaldCarl2 says...

I've lost my job a few times now. In every single case I pulled my finger out took the first job the came available and worked m way up.

So Bridgy old boy - stick it up your hoop where the sin don't shine.
I've lost my job a few times now. In every single case I pulled my finger out took the first job the came available and worked m way up. So Bridgy old boy - stick it up your hoop where the sin don't shine. BaldCarl2
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