New name for homeless centre to reflect ethos

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A CENTRE for homeless people run by The Salvation Army has been renamed after a new name was voted for.

The Salvation Army began running the newly-named Hope House in February.

Two Saints Ltd formerly ran residential support services in Milton Road, which also has an eight-bed emergency centre for homeless people.

Anni Bury, The Salvation Army’s service manager at Hope House, said: ‘The Salvation Army has always been about more than just providing a bed for a night.

‘As a church and charity we are dedicated to caring for people who are vulnerable, isolated or in need. This means we at Hope House look to put people at the heart of what we do.

‘We look to offer people the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends, build their confidence and belief in people, and help them find employment.

‘As well as practical support we look to offer a compassionate listening ear and a warm and friendly welcome.

‘We look to help the people who come to us have a renewed hope, life skills, and sense of purpose in life.’

The charity also offers services to people who are at risk of homelessness.