Last night, between 8pm and 10pm, residents, staff and supporters of the threatened Lancaster House held a silent candlelit vigil to further raise the issue of what will happen when the support house for single homeless men shuts at the end of September.
Residents told their own stories of how they ended up at Lancaster House and what might happen if it closes, while Save Lancaster House campaigners gave speeches about the total injustice of Salford Council's decision to withdraw funding.
"During the vigil we got three homeless people referred to us by the police all with very interesting stories, and within 18 hours of them getting here we managed to get them a shower, something to eat somewhere to sleep" says David Allum of the Save Lancaster House campaign "We’ve now re-housed all three and got them off the streets and into more stable surroundings where they can get support for their issues."
Many at Lancaster House fear that, if the house shuts its doors, they too will end up on the street.
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