As temperatures fall to minus four in Preston during Tuesday night – many have been asking how they can help the homeless.Advertisement
The Foxton Centre is open as an emergency refuge for those who are homeless.
Preston City Council has no official shelter so partners with the homeless shelter in Knowsley Street.
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A spokesman for the Foxton Centre said they are expecting around 18 rough sleepers to take shelter during Tuesday night and throughout the rest of the week.
Latest weather forecasts show temperatures barely getting above freezing until the weekend.
Here’s what the Foxton Centre needs:
– breakfast items, cereals, bread and milk
– Instant Coffee
Good! Foxton Centre work with @prestoncouncil, Preston police and @BIDPreston to give the homeless beds for the night. Currently it's about 12. Please give food and money to Foxton – not direct to homeless (some on the streets aren't). https://t.co/YRUHeMFLhD
— Peter Rankin (@pcc_leader) February 27, 2018
If you see someone sleeping rough, you can call The Foxton Centre to give the location and they will be assessed. The centre can be reached on 01772555925.