Cafe for Coventry homeless opens in city centre - The Coventry Observer

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Cafe for Coventry homeless opens in city centre

John Carlon 18th Oct, 2019

A HOMELESS advice centre in Coventry has moved into a shop in the City Arcade.

Steps for Change was established in Coventry City Centre two years ago. The cafe and support centre has moved to the City Arcade, giving homeless Coventrians a place to have a hot drink, food and find advice in a safe space.

The city centre cafe is now open Monday to Friday, 11am – 3pm.

Steps for Change is made up of agencies including the ARC, Crisis skylight, Salvation Army, Langar Aid, Coventry City Council and Coventry Partnership Team.

Louise Morley, from the Arc drug and alcohol outreach service, said: “It’s exciting, the numbers of agencies supporting the project is growing as are the numbers of customers using the service.”

Karen Gannon, programme manager Steps for Change, who is based with the Salvation Army, said: “Different agencies are bringing a range of experience together. People should call in and see what we do.”

Councillor David Welsh, Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, added: “Steps for Change is an important scheme and is having a big impact on the welfare of rough sleepers.”

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