04 NOV 2016


I was really impressed by Porchlight's hard work supporting people who face the challenges of mental illness and homelessness. They showed me around supported accommodation in Douglas Road in Dover.

Porchlight are so forward-looking in working to get people back on their feet and helping them move on into permanent accommodation. The Porchlight team explained how almost half of the people they helped on the streets last year had a mental health need.

I'm asking the district council how they can do more to support Porchlight's efforts to move people on into permanent housing and independent living.

The charity provides a range of hostel options – from low support schemes to medium and high support versions, staffed up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hostels they provide are made up of single rooms, self-contained bedsits and shared or self-contained flats.


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