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Pendle Council helps rough sleepers in Nelson town centre

Published: Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

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Pendle Council is working with a number of organisations to help two vulnerable people who are sleeping rough in Nelson town centre.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, explained: “Together we’re doing all we can to make sure they have food and temporary shelter whilst we find accommodation locally.”

He added: “We want to make sure that anyone sleeping rough can get the help and support they need to get off the streets.

“If anyone sees a rough sleeper in Pendle, contact the Council’s Community Protection Officer on (01282) 661280.

“We’ll need to know where you’ve seen someone and a brief description of the person so that we can try and find them.

“Not everyone will accept our support for reasons which may include drug and alcohol addiction or mental health issues.”