Community Voice – Vulnerable at Christmas


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On this weeks community voice Fr Charles Ramsey from St Mary’s RC Church in Rhyl Joined Paul and Andrea to talk about some of the things happening this Christmas and how the Church were supporting some of our communities vulnerable people this Christmas.

The Community Voice is repeated on Thursday at 1pm and Sunday at 4pm.

Andrea and Fr. Charles will be putting on a special meal on Christmas day for those who are homeless at the Parish Centre at St Mary’s Church on Christmas day.

If you have or know any who is vulnerable or likely to be vulnerable this Christmas Denbighshire and Conwy Council have provided the following information

Denbighshire

Homeless Prevention Team (Homelessness)

If you are at risk of losing your home within the next 8 weeks you have the right to be helped and we can support you with different options.

We will check that you are eligible for help.  If you live in the UK, are a British citizen and have not recently spent time living in other countries you will almost certainly be eligible.

We need to fully understand your situation to be able to help you.  If you have any particular needs you think we should be aware of (for example debt, learning difficulties, mental health problems or anything that you think is important) please let us know.

You can get more detailed information on the Denbighshire Housing website.

How to get help

To get help and advice, and to talk through your options, you can:

Out of hours

If you become homeless outside working hours, and you have nowhere safe to sleep you can call our out of hours service on 0300 123 30 68.

Here to help – Your guide to homelessness services

Conwy

Conwy Housing Solutions can provide advice and assistance to those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and will assess whether emergency accommodation can be provided.

Conwy Housing Solutions is open at the Coed Pella Offices in Colwyn Bay 9.30-16.00, Monday to Friday. Those needing assistance can drop into the office or call us on 0300 124 00 50 (outside office hours this number will transfer to the authority’s out of hours team).
The offices will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

There’s also information for other organisations that can offer advice on a range of issues, on the Conwy Housing Solutions website here:
https://www.conwyhousing.co.uk/index.php?section=information&option=advice_agencies (though opening hours over the Christmas period would need to be confirmed)

All areas

If anyone has concerns about someone they believe to be street homeless, this can be reported on the Streetlink website at  https://www.streetlink.org.uk/

 

 

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