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Changes to Stratford's Link Project drop-in service over summer

Catherine Thompson 23rd Jul, 2019 Updated: 23rd Jul, 2019

THE HOMELESS drop in service in Stratford will be moved from its temporary base in the United Reformed Church to a new home for the summer.

The Stratford District Council run Link Project will run on Thursday July 25 from the Rother Street Church and then, after a week’s closure, will begin again from St Gregory’s Church in Warwick Road on Tuesday August 6.

The service – which provides food, drinks and support from charities and agencies – will continue to run on Tuesdays in August, with the final session on September 3.

It will then return to its twice weekly slots at the United Reformed Church from the following Tuesday until October 10.

Its former site in Waterside was closed after an unspecified incident prompted safety concerns in February.

No further plans for a permanent home have been revealed although the council says they will be ‘announced in due course’.

This Thursday will also mark Ann Johnson’s last session at the Link. The rough sleeper engagement officer will leave her role with the district council at the end of July. She will be available at the URC on Thursday for anyone who wishes to say goodbye.

She has thanked everyone who has supported the Link Project and hopes they continue to do so.

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