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Like many cities, Leicester has seen an increase in the number of people sleeping rough, or having street lifestyles.
Teams of charities working in this area most of these people well. Some of them have chaotic lives and they drop in and out of different services or places to stay.
They always try to find people suitable for long-term accommodation straight away. If they can’t, they signpost referrals to a hostel for families called Border House, and a 42-bed centre offering temporary accommodation and support for singles and couples called the Dawn Centre.
The Dawn Centre project provides temporary accommodation, support, advice and assistance on housing health, life skills and education for homeless people.
There is a small number of people they aren’t allowed to help: these include, for example, people who travel to Leicester from other countries but are not seeking work. However, if they can’t help people they don’t walk away from them – we work with many charities and other organisations that can.
The government has been less than helpful; cutting expenditure on social services including homeless people.
Homelessness charities in Leicester a range of partners across the city that provide temporary accommodation and support for people who are homeless. You can find more information on these partners below.