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Emergency night shelter opens in Ipswich as temperatures plunge

Rough sleepers in Ipswich are to be given access to emergency beds as overnight temperatures look set to fall.

The 'cold weather beds' are at Cavendish Lodge on Turret Lane. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Ipswich Borough Council provide 12 ‘cold weather beds’ in partnership with Genesis Housing Association at Cavendish Lodge on Turret Lane.

People hoping to use the service are assessed when they turn up.

Accommodation also comes with an offer of housing advice to see if trained staff can provide longer term help.

The churches’ winter night shelter also opened this week in the town.