Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has officially launched the city’s new rough sleeping shelter – and announced that he will IGNORE government policy so everyone can have somewhere safe to stay.
The ECHO visited the new £250,000 homeless facility at Labre House, in Camden Street off London Road – where four floors have been dedicated to helping Liverpool’s most vulnerable people.
The building is designed to be much more than a shelter for people and is undergoing renovation work to turn it into a specialist hub offering a range of services for people issues such as health, benefits and alcohol and substance support.
There will also be housing advice, access to computers and telephones to help people get back in touch with family and friends.
Named after Benedict Joseph Labre – the Patron Saint of the homeless – the facility will be “one of the most ambitious of its kind” according to the council, providing …