Take a look inside this newly restored homeless shelter in Stowmarket
PUBLISHED: 14:17 12 September 2018
BABERGH AND MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCILS
A restored homeless shelter in Stowmarket has officially re-opened, more than doubling the amount of council-funded accommodation for vulnerable people in Mid Suffolk.
The Foyer on Hill Rise, previously owned by Flagship Housing, was purchased and repaired by Mid Suffolk District Council (MSDC) in an effort to transform the site into a place of security for vulnerable people.
The building was officially re-opened by Jill Wilshaw, MSDC’s cabinet member for housing, and members of MSDC’s homelessness team at a special ceremony on Monday, September 10.
The facility, which has been unused for over a year, will now provide accommodation for 17 struggling families and individuals while the council investigates their housing requirements.
MSDC said it will provide a mix of single, double and twin rooms and enables the council to avoid overcrowding by placing larger families in multiple rooms.
The pictures show a bright and clean interior, complete with a range of bedrooms, kitchen and washing facilities.