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Exeter night shelter packed out

Cllr Emma Morse at Exeter's night shelter, The Junction

Maximum 40 homeless people come in from cold

Plummeting temperatures have led to Exeter's night shelter, called The Junction, being filled to the max.

The city council activated its cold weather protocol on Wednesday evening. Forty homeless people spent the night at the shelter.

The protocol allows the Council to work with its partner agencies Julian House, BCHA and St Petrocks to organise accommodation for anyone rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping during severe weather. Its aim is to ensure that no one dies on the streets due to extreme cold or severe weather and that every effort is made to engage individuals with support services during the winter months

Earlier in January, when the protocol was implemented for the first time in 2019,Cllr Emma Morse, Lead Councillor for People said. “The Night Shelter has proved invaluable. No-one should be sleeping out on the streets of Exeter and providing this facility is potentially life-saving."

 

 

 

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