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Liverpool's Jamie Carragher backs smart new homeless hostel in the city

Carragher says he's humbled by the issue of homelessness Credit: PA

The Former LFC star Jamie Carragher is launching a new initiative to help the homeless in Liverpool.

Coinciding with World Homelessness Day he's opening a new centre aimed at helping rough sleepers off the streets. It will provide training as well as a roof over their heads.

In the past Carragher has made donations of cash and taken some of his old clothes along to help.

Commenting on a previous visit Carragher said:

"I am truly humbled by what I have seen and what is happening on the streets of Liverpool which is part of a national epidemic of homelessness.

"What Lawrence Kenwright and these guys at Signature Living are doing here is truly remarkable. They have taken over 80 homeless people off the streets of Liverpool, who would have otherwise been sleeping in doorways and in the freezing cold.

"By opening this shelter they have somewhere safe and warm with something to eat and drink, the basic things that we all take for granted every day.

"Talking to these guys and girls they all have their own stories to tell of how they ended up homeless and sleeping rough on the streets. By being in a shelter like this with support, it's the first step to helping get them back on their feet and off the streets."

– Jamie Carragher

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