Letchworth housing charity left homeless

Residents in Baldock have launched a campaign group following proposals to build 419 homes on Green

Residents in Baldock have launched a campaign group following proposals to build 419 homes on Green Belt land - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A HOUSING charity has been left homeless due to cuts to legal aid.

An outreach service ran by Shelter on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at the Letchworth Citizen’s Advice Bureau will close as of April.

Campbell Robb Shelter’s chief executive, said: “These closures are a massive blow to people in these areas who will no longer be able to get face to face advice and support from Shelter. We will be doing all we can to ensure people around the country can still get help with their housing problems through our helpline and website.

“With the ongoing recession, benefit cuts, and the high cost of housing meaning more and more people struggling to keep a roof over their heads, now is the very worst time to be taking away the housing safety net that helps people stay in their homes.”

Anyone who is having a housing problem can still get free, advice from Shelter’s helpline on 0808 800 4444 or by visiting www.shelter.org.uk/advice


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