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£125,000 boost for homeless shelter in Lincoln

A new building to provide temporary accommodation for rough sleepers in Lincolnshire has been given a £125,000 boost.

The City of Lincoln Council has approved the contribution for the development on the corner of Friars Lane and St Rumbold’s Street.

The money comes from payments towards affordable housing from other residential developments around the city.

Framework Housing Association will lead the project and had identified a site at South Park, which was deemed too far away from amenities.

“This is a facility that is definitely needed in the city and we are delighted to be able to support this vital project.

“The facility’s prime role is as a treatment centre where people can be put on programmes and while they are there they will be regularly tested for alcohol or drugs abuse.”

– Cllr Peter West, City Council Housing Portfolio Holder