By: Daisy Cole
A Wolverhampton charity which supports the homeless and those recovering from mental ill-health is helping to keep people safe from rough sleeping and COVID-19.
With hotels currently closed due to the pandemic, P3 is helping to provide safe and clean rooms for 71 homeless people with the support of Wolverhampton City Council.
Sam Bailey, the charity’s Head of Services for the West Midlands said: “The P3 Wolverhampton team have continued to deliver an extraordinary level of support to vulnerable and socially excluded people across the city.
“We are currently supporting 71 people in partnership with the local authority in a hotel, while our usual work carries on with lots of enquiries and a large number of new people presenting and needing our assistance.
“Our street outreach team continues to go out—day in, day out—and deal with some really tough, heart breaking situations. We’re still offering the support people need to find somewhere safe to stay and we will continue to work throughout the current crisis to bridge this gap and ensure vulnerable people can exit the streets.
“Covid-19 just means we do all of this while following the government’s new guidelines, socially distancing and wearing aprons, masks and gloves.”
The charity is keen to help the homeless community as much as possible but needs to ensure staff and volunteers are taking the right measures to stay safe.
Its advice line is still open digitally online and telephone support is also available.
Homeless support charity works alongside local hotels to provide safe accommodation for the homeless Anyone in need of support in Wolverhampton, can contact P3’s Outreach Team on 0800 107 6753 or use the Streetlink app.