Online resource for homeless launched

A new website has been launched that is designed to help people who are homeless in the Black Country.

Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell and Wolverhampton councils have teamed up to develop www.homelessblackcountry.org , an online resource for people who are facing homelessness as well as for professionals across the region who provide homelessness advice and assistance.

The site offers advice as well as provides a searchable directory, which has details of more than 250 specific services and temporary accommodation.

Councillor Adrian Andrew, Walsall Council cabinet member for regeneration, said: “It is traumatic enough to be made homeless at any time of year but Christmas is particularly difficult time.

“What we have is a joint resource that brings lots of information together than can help officers who deal with the problem as well as people themselves. It is exactly this sort of joined up thinking between partners that we’d like to see more of.”

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2 Responses to Online resource for homeless launched

  1. I am a minister at New Life Church Shelfield and we are planning to run soup ‘n roll the last Wednesday of each month and this sunday we are holding a thanks giving service and I would love the unperishable food to go to this cause can you advise…can we be of future help?

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