Barrow’s council works with the charity ‘Well’
HELPing the most vulnerable find a safe place to live will be the order of the day as Barrow City Council seeks to convert a property into four self-contained units.
Barrow’s executive committee will present its “Housing First program” which, if passed, could support homeless people with multiple and complex needs.
David Higham’s founder and CEO, “The Well Communities,” which cares for people in Barrow with a history of mental health and homelessness issues, will keep his fingers crossed that the plans are approved. He said: “We have a fantastic relationship with Barrow City Council and have worked amazingly together to bring change to those who need it most in Barrow.
“I hope the council will take a positive view of this project, so that together we can create a space where people can recuperate.”
Documents produced prior to the meeting state: “The Housing Department is seeking to convert disused housing into four self-contained units.
“Residents who are currently in precarious housing or housing that is not conducive to their recovery plans could apply with those moving from emergency temporary accommodation requiring support. ”