Big Issue founder praises housing provider's work with homeless

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities

The Big Issue's founder, Dr John Bird MBE, has praised a housing association's work with the homeless, whilst opening its new centre for vulnerable people. First Wessex's 'The Portsmouth Foyer' has been designed to provide accommodation for 54 disadvantaged young people. Dr Bird praised the education, training and employment work undertaken to support the homeless at the Foyer, and described it as "an incredibly optimistic place." He added that the work at the centre was important in helpin...

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