Jacqui Goff of Huddersfield Methodist Mission calls for homeless shelter
Jan 3 2011 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
HUDDERSFIELD is in desperate need of a night shelter for the homeless.
The call has been made by Jacqui Goff, project manager at Huddersfield’s Methodist Mission’s cafe and the Rev Alan Boyd.
They made the call after temperatures plummeted earlier this month and it was revealed that people were still sleeping on the streets of Huddersfield.
Jacqui said: “We cannot solve every problem, but there is a real need for a night shelter and hostel access in the town.
“Whether it is at this time of year or not, the Christmas message of hope needs to be turned into reality.”
Jacqui is asking people to contact her as part of a campaign to encourage Kirklees Council to provide some sort of night shelter for the homeless within the town.
She fears that with worries of further cuts and job losses, the demand for such a facility and its associated services may grow in 2011.
She added: “Our council does deserve credit.
“However, drastic Government cuts, changing priorities, the effects of the economic crisis, local and national financial problems, the increase in unemployment, the effect on families, the stress on relationships and the loss of homes is going to make this worse.