Southport may be getting a new hostel to tackle the growing number of rough sleepers

29th July 2015

The heads at Sefton Council have released reports of a new hostel in Southport to tackle the rising number of rough sleepers on the streets of Southport following the death of Mark Parker earlier this year.

The homeless shelter is may be opening in Southport after Sefton Council allocated £26,000 from its IT budget to help the homeless. The facility will be situated on Leyland Road, Southport, to be open all year round.

Cllr Lewis said: “I was leading the budget group for the Lib Dems and went through were we thought the council was spending too much money. “Councillors can claim expenses for ink for their printers, broadband and paper, and despite most not claiming any or the full amount for these, there is still a budget there for it. “So we thought how we could make better use of this money and that we could do more for homeless provision. The amendment was unanimously accepted and will hopefully make things a bit better for everyone.”


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