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Ipswich: Homes found for five rough sleepers after it is revealed town has 1,000 homelesss

PUBLISHED: 09:01 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:01 30 January 2013

Rough sleepers have been found homes

Rough sleepers have been found homes

Archant

FOUR rough sleepers and a homeless person have been placed into permanent accommodation thanks to a new scheme run by multiple agencies in Ipswich.

The Ipswich Locality Homelessness Partnership (ILHP) – formed by 35 agencies and stakeholders – was created last year in a bit to rid the town of homelessness and in turn transform the lives of those sleeping rough.

The group has this week revealed that accommodation had been found for five rough sleepers during the recent spell of treacherous weather conditions.

Now the group is encouraging members of the public to offer a helping hand in re-homing those in need, after it emerged that more than 20 people are sleeping rough on the streets of Ipswich every night.

Demelza Penberth, project manager for the new initiative, said the group believed homelessness was an issue for the whole community and not just the individual. She encouraged the public to help get people off the streets by using a StreetLink telephone line which alerts the local authorities about rough sleepers in their area.

The partnership launched its No Second Night Out initiative last year after it emerged more than 1,000 homeless people in the town approach hostels needing a place to stay each year.

It is hoped that the rough sleepers, the partnership and the community can work together to rid the town of homelessness.

The StreetLink service allows people to act when they see homeless people in Ipswich by reporting and referring people needing assistance.

You can call StreetLink on 0300 5000914 or you can visit www.streetlink.org.uk for further information about the nationwide scheme.

Engineers worked through the night to restore power to households across Suffolk and north Essex after the region was battered by winds of over 70mph.

Commuters using Greater Anglia trains in Suffolk and Essex are facing further disruption after the region’s rail network was brought to its knees by yesterday’s storm.

The mother of a selfless Suffolk fundraiser is continuing her daughter’s fight to persuade women and girls to have smear tests in her honour.

An alliance of schools in Ipswich has won £20,000 of funding to boost the quality of teaching in the area through better use of research.

A car has rolled onto its roof following a single vehicle collision on the A12 at Copdock.

A well-known Elvis impersonator from Ipswich has died at the age of 57 following a short battle with cancer.

A Second World War hand grenade has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being handed in at Felixstowe Police Station by a member of the public.

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