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Star date: September 14th 2011

CANDLELIT VIGIL FOR LANCASTER HOUSE

Last night, the Save Lancaster House Campaign held a silent candlelit vigil outside the homeless support house to highlight the plight of the people who will lose the roof over their heads when Salford Council forces the closure of the project at the end of this month.

More photos and further details here…


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Save Lancaster House Candlelit Vigil
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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.

For further information, more stories and links see the previous Salford Star article – click here.

Photos by www.itookyourpic.com

 


 

dave - ex-labour forever , all traitors wrote
at 19:04:11 on 18 September 2011
The lack of comments about this and the many other 'essential cuts ' affecting the dis-advantaged imposed by this dreadfully inept , uncaring, self-serving thatcherite clouncil , only reinforces to these bastards the opinion that salford people just do not care . Or are too busy guzzling cider . These ' esential ' cuts should first be made in the council , stuffed with inept jobsworths , obscene-salaries ' executive ' shitspouters , and far too many useless clouncillors . Bastards , all of them .
 
jill wrote
at 22:02:32 on 15 September 2011
Having being a victim of no roof/food/help/and disaster in my life i also light a huge candle for my friends. The empty space in your life with no ears or heart to listen puts you in despair just eyes and words that strangers put down who title you a tramp and not a human, full of drugs and disease, no oh no oh no not true we are living humans with so much to give and so little to gain with very little help from self infected gestures. Please note this i write to all you homeless cherubs we love and care for deeply. I have full support from Caroline from Bindloss Avenue who cannot help you due to health and safety red tape GOD BLESS XXXXXXXXXXXXX
 
Fadge - No Hope in this dead city wrote
at 19:34:05 on 14 September 2011
NICE GESTURE . BUT THE UNCARING , ARROGANT CLOUNCIL CRETINS DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS .THEY CARE ONLY FOR THEMSELVES .'DEMOCRACY' IN ACTION . NOT .
 
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