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'One stop shop' for homelessness opens

Words by Abi Scaife

A ‘one-stop-shop’ for people experiencing homelessness has opened up in Devon.

Tell me more.

The Freedom Centre in Barnstaple provides a safe space for those who are in need, mainly those who are experiencing homelessness or sleeping rough. They provide food, clothing, housing support, medical services, beds and even a gym.

The Freedom Centre, created by the Freedom Community Alliance and Devon’s local council, even has temporary ‘sleeping pods’ - lockable rooms that provide a place for people to get a good night's rest.

It sounds amazing.

It is - the work the Freedom Centre is doing helps to tackle the issue of homelessness as close to the root as they can get, by helping people tackle substance misuse and even help to find jobs.

Most significantly, the Freedom Centre provides a safe space for people to return to when they need help - and what is more important than that?

If you’re interested in supporting the Freedom Centre, you can do so by donating to or getting involved with the Freedom Community Alliance

This article aligns with the UN SDGs No Poverty and Reduced Inequalities.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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