Call to Corby residents to help the homeless

Appeal for donations to help the homeless
Appeal for donations to help the homeless

An appeal has been made by Corby Council for help to ease the plight of people forced to sleep rough this winter.

Residents are being asked to donated unwanted items which will help keep people warm when the temperature plunges.

People who are concerned about anyone who is sleeping rough are also being asked to contact the council’s rough sleepers outreach worker.

A spokesman for the council said: “As the winter approaches and the weather becomes colder by the day, we are asking local residents to show their support by donating any unwanted items that will be invaluable to any rough sleepers.

“If people are concerned about someone sleeping rough, they should get in touch so that we can connect them to our local services.”

People are being asked to donate toiletries, new socks and underwear, which must be still in packaging, secondhand thermals, coats, fleece tops, hats, scarves, gloves, shoes, boots and trainers, blankets, sleeping bags and camping rolls.

If you can make a donation please contact the rough sleepers outreach worker on 07769615917 or e-mail, housing.options@corby.gov.uk so that collection or a drop-off point can be arranged.

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough use the online form at www.corby.gov.uk, email housing.options@corby.gov.uk or call the housing options team on 01536 464629 to seek help.