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Community Gateway urges residents to donate to homeless scheme The Spires

Posted on - 18th December, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Christmas, People, Preston News
Mayor Councillor Javed Iqbal at The Spires small ceremony

A Preston homelessness scheme has called on residents to make donations to help the less fortunate over Christmas.

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Homelessness prevention scheme The Spires in Maudland Bank is appealing for donations, with those who previously contributed to the Fox Street Homeless Hostel welcome to make further donations.

Community Gateway Association launched The Spires in October. They urged families to spare a thought for Spires residents while celebrating the festive season.

Read more: Community Gateway Association launch homeless prevention scheme in Preston

The scheme offers a secure tenancy for up to three years for those hoping to get back on the housing ladder.

As well as safe, well-appointed apartments, the scheme includes spacious communal and training rooms to allow Gateway colleagues and partner organisations to deliver life skills training.

The training includes running a home, budgeting and cooking, helping people secure jobs, training and access to benefits or legal advice.

Read more: Preston housing association tenants offered trees to plant outside homes

To donate a gift, food, toiletries, clothes or cash, visit The Spires on Maudland Bank, PR1 2YJ or call 0800 953 0213.

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