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Shelter hub opens in Dalston

PUBLISHED: 11:58 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:58 12 October 2015

The launch of the new Shelter hub in Dalston

The launch of the new Shelter hub in Dalston

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A centre has opened in Dalston to help families facing poor housing and homelessness.

The Shelter Hub in Tyssen Street is a one-stop-shop offering information, support and advice to anyone struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

Latest government statistics show that almost 40,000 families in London are homeless and living in temporary accommodation.

Alongside the drop-in advice centre, Shelter also runs the Hackney Family Service, which provides long-term support in the shape of specially tailored help to families in the area struggling with homelessness, part funded by the Berkeley Foundation.

Connie Cullen, Shelter’s London Support Services manager, said: “We’re incredibly excited that our new service hub will offer even greater support to families battling bad housing and homelessness in Hackney and beyond.

“Since starting as a pilot last year the service has already helped over 500 families and now, thanks to the Berkeley Foundation, with a dedicated drop-in centre we will be able to help even more people in the future.

“Anyone who needs help with a housing issue can just drop in for free advice from one of our expert advisers.”

Cllr Phillip Glanville gave the opening speech at the launch event.


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