City charity reacts to increased levels of homelessness

Tuesday, September 11th 2012 07:00

Getting people into homes will be a big priority, for jobs and benefits.

A Hull charity has reacted to increased levels of homelessness in the city, by providing forty more beds.

The difficult economic climate has brought a significant increase to the number of people without a place to live.

Doorstep already has 200 bed spaces throughout Hull.

Project Director Peter Drinkell says a home is a vital starting point.

"It's the first basic thing, you can't do anything without an address.  You cannot claim benefit, there's no chance of getting a job if you haven't an address."

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