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Campaign steps up to save homelessness project

The campaign to save the Supporting People centre featured inlast week’s blog about homelessness has stepped up a gear with the launch ofanother video.

Salford Council has signalled it is to cut funding toLancaster House, a project that helps homeless single men kick-start their lives and run by charity Positive Lifestyles.

Without the scheme, the 38 service users would findthemselves without a roof over their heads and prospects for changing theirlives much diminished.

The latest video on You Tube (below) is a TV news-style productionfeaturing staff and local people who want to save Lancaster House.

The campaign is also running on Facebook and Twitter andthis week a petition, which can be signed online, passed 8,000 signatures.

If this facility closes, not only will it turn on to the streets up to 38 men but it will threaten the very ethos of Supporting People.

The campaign continues ahead of the council meeting on 1August, which is due to confirm the closure of Lancaster House.

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