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Rochester Row under threat of closure

July 8th 2010
The Salvation Army is reviewing its services and considering the future of their busy day centre in Victoria, London.

Rumours that the Rochester Row day centre, a long-time stockist of our London edition, was closing seemed incredible, but it has emerged that it is under threat.

Maff Potts, director of homelessness services for The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland, told The Pavement: "The Salvation Army has been privileged to serve the community around Rochester Row for more than 100 years. Following our own review and after talks with local and central government, we have started a consultation with staff about the possible closure of the day centre. The consultation will help to ensure we deliver the best possible services to people who are homeless and rough sleeping, while avoiding duplicating what is being delivered by other homeless services providers. We continue to support our staff team during this difficult time and recognise they have worked tirelessly to support homeless people over many years."

We'll watch this story over the summer.

July 2010



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Funding the fight against TB

Faker banned from NHS

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Government plans widespread changes to benefits

Flawed count reform

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