Stop 32 young people becoming homeless due to cuts in supported housing.
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32 young people under the age of 25 are likely to be made homeless on the 1st of April 2017 due to Suffolk County Council cutting 1/3 of their funding for supported housing. I know a lot of people have their own preconceptions of the Cangle and the types of people who live here. I'm not sure anyone who hasn't lived here truly understands the help and support the Cangle offers young people in and around Haverhill. The system here encourages young single homeless people to better themselves and puts them on the right path to advance in life, through employment opportunities and a friendly face to talk to. Everyone who lives here or has in the past, had no where else to turn. Now we are faced with a situation where vulnerable young people have effectively had the system turn their backs on them when most are working to better themselves and use of the Cangle as a positive stepping stone into the future. Not a lot of people I have spoken to knew that his was happening. we feel that this needs to be stopped as this is a life line for many of us, we have nowhere to go, and no one to turn to. For those who are working, and trying to succeed in life, we have very little options open to us, should this service be stopped. The staff that work here who offer valuable support, could potentially lose their jobs, something which should not be allowed to happen.
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