Published: 29th May 2019

The Old Town Hall, Croydon. Credit: Tadie88 (CC BY-SA 2.0) Croydon Council has successfully bid for funding to open a hub for rough sleepers which will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has given the council £622,000 to launch the hub, which will offer homeless people beds, support and guidance to help them find permanent accommodation. The hub, which will be London’s first year-round homeless hub south of the Thames, is set to open by late autumn in central Croydon, and will support existing short-term emergency shelters. Cllr Alison Butler, deputy leader of Croydon Council and cabinet member for homes and gateway services, said: ‘Nothing is more important than having a home because it boosts your health, finances, job prospects and quality of life, so this funding is important for the council’s plans to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)