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Some homeless people have 'thrived in accommodation, don't put them back on the streets'

A Torbay charity claims some homeless people have started to turn their lives around since being put up in hotels at the start of the pandemic.

In March, the Government closed all communal shelters and funded temporary accommodation  - but the money given to councils to put them up individually runs out soon.

Kath Friedrich who set up the group PATH ,or People Assisting Torbay's Homeless, to help rough sleepers says homeless people shouldn't now be turfed back onto the streets as many have 'thrived' since being given a regular place to sleep.

Torbay Council leader Steve Darling says he is also lobbying Government for money to continue and to help the council also provide more affordable housing.

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