Former rough sleepers helping others off the streets

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

A group of former rough sleepers are being trained as outreach workers to help get homeless people off the streets. The Street Buddies project, run by housing and care provider Riverside English Churches Housing Group, began in January this year. The group is being trained on issues such as substance use, mental health, professional boundaries and knowledge of the range of care services available. The scheme is being run in partnership with Westminster City Council and is being funded by the ...

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