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‘Smooth transition’ planned for homeless shelter closure

Liverpool City Council says it has the “provision and expertise” to deal with the wind down of the temporary Kingsway House homeless shelter.

The shelter on Hatton Garden has been open during the winter to provide drop-in accommodation for rough sleepers.

Liverpool City Council officials are currently working with the shelter team there to ensure a smooth transition of the residents to the new Labre House facility on Camden Street, as well as utilising other accommodation providers around the city.

The facility, which was set up and managed by the Signature Living Group, is set to close next Wednesday (28 February).

Councillor Frank Hont, the council’s cabinet member for housing, says: “Making sure we can make a smooth transition from Kingsway House to the council’s facility at Labre House on Camden Street is crucially important.

“People can be assured that the council has the provision and expertise in place to offer tailored support. This is what we mean when we say there’s ‘always room inside’.

“Whether it’s us, or Signature, or any of the fabulous voluntary organisations that do so much to help vulnerable rough sleepers, we are all trying to achieve the same result: a city where no one is left on the street.”

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