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Businesses urged to help homeless charity
HAMPSHIRE businesses are being urged to help the homeless as a day centre for the city’s most vulnerable throws open its doors.
The Cranbury Day Centre, run by the Two Saints charity, is hosting an open day on Thursday in a bid to boost business involvement in helping to get people off the streets.
Guests will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the centre, where they can meet staff, volunteers and those who have had their lives transformed through the care and support they have received from the facility.
The centre, which is found next to the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton, offers a welcoming and safe environment where those living on the streets can find a place to eat, shower and take part in a range of activities.
They can also find support with various benefits, health advice and how they can turn their lives around with help to find accommodation and training.
It is hoped that by throwing open their doors, the charity can showcase the great work done on a daily basis and recruit local companies and volunteers to help ensure their vital support continues for years to come.
The charity is also in need of private landlords who they can work with to offer vulnerable people the first stepping stone to finding a place of their own.
Their Supported Lodgings Service works with landlords who can provide a room in their family home, shared houses or studio flats which can be rented to enable vulnerable people to learn how to take care of themselves with support.
Businesses can also help by donating food and clothing, as the day centre offers breakfasts and hot meals every day and a laundry service.
The open day will take place between 11am and 1.30pm, on Thursday, at the centre in Cranbury Avenue.
For more details call Michelle White, on 023 8022 7933.
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