PLANS are being drawn up to move charity Shekinah’s base of operation to a new Stonehouse venue to create a one-stop shop for homeless people.
Shekinah, which is entering its 30th year, aims to turn the empty Stonehouse Community Centre into a new type of facility designed to bring the ‘system’ to those who need it, all in one place.
The venture would offer a wide range of services, including skills training, health promotion, education and employment services.
It would also provide housing advice and medical support, including an outreach GP service, a practice nurse, mental health support and counselling.
The charity said the aim was to have all services in a safe space and to encourage local people “to be part of a project that changes lives”.
However, the centre would not itself provide residential accommodation.
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