Cambridgeshire homeless charity given £144,000 boost

Wisbech Market place,

Wisbech Market place, - Credit: Archant

A Cambridgeshire homeless charity has been awarded £144,000 to help it tackle rough sleeping.

CRI’s Central and Eastern European Homelessness Project helps people from central and Eastern Europe find accommodation.

Wisbech is one of the towns where there have been significant increases in rough sleeping amongst these communities.

Many of the people affected are not aware of the support available to them and require extra help to access these services.

Vicki Markiewicz, CRI’s deputy director, said: “CRI are delighted to be awarded this funding as this will help us to support Central and Eastern Europeans who end up rough sleeping when they come to the UK to work.

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“We have seen significant increases in the numbers of rough sleepers and those requiring support from Central and Eastern European countries and by having workers who can converse in multiple languages, we are able to provide support to get them off the streets and into accommodation.”

Members of the public can call StreetLink on 0300 500 0914 or visit whenever they see someone bedding down for the night on the streets.

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