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Three deaths in Conway House

 
May 18th 2009
 

Conway House, where three men died
Three homeless men died recently from alcohol- and drug-related problems in Conway House, one of Camden's largest hostels, sparking concerns among residents and staff over the lack of resources for people with drug addictions. Joao Rodriguez (33), John Andain (55), who had been living in the hostel for a year, and Henry Bodarenko (52) were all reliant on long-term accommodation and had high support needs. "These tragedies have been very distressing for people who live at the hostel," a spokesperson for the hostel owners said. Redevelopment plans have been proposed to expand Conway House further and provide residents with individual bedrooms, a refurbished refectory and new kitchens, but residents are calling for improved resources to help people with long-term addiction problems and to assist the staff in facing their daily challenges. The charity had been previously praised for its work and awarded three green lights by an independent inspector.
 
 
 

February 2008

 

Contents

Are you on CHAIN?

The interview: Grant Shapps, MP

Alternative housing: Architecture for Humanity

Long live the Silver Lady

St Mungo's loses City contract

Obituary: Pat McCann

Three deaths in Conway House

An anniversary and a departure at ASLAN

SNaP report uncovers hostel provision in England

Jonathan Creek ate my ear

Scottish housing scandal

Camden street count

Paris deaths

Camden – ASBO central?

Tory MP Grant Shapps sleeps out

The Homeless World Cup 2008

Director leaves Simon Community

Homeless radio

Crisis critique

Hospital discharge

Vital soup runs - a response

What to do if you're gay and homeless?

 

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