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DCRS August 2011 Destitution Forum Letter

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DCRS August 2011 Destitution Forum Letter

DCRS August 2011 Destitution Forum Letter

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  • 1. Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support A Private Company Limited by Guarantee 7, Whimple Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DH Tel: (01752) 265952 Fax: 0870 762 6228 Email: dcrsc@btopenworld.com Website: http://dcrsc1.cfsites.orgTO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNAugust 2011Dear Friend of RefugeesDestitute and Homeless ASRs in the City of PlymouthIt has been a concern of our staff and volunteers that in this present economic climate, there are agrowing number of destitute and homeless asylum seekers and refugees in the city of Plymouth.In this situation it can be very depressing for people recently given status to find housing shortagesand rent prices are a huge obstacle to moving forward into a stable lifestyle.Those whose claims have been refused, have no hope of evidence, no safe route of return, and aregiven no choice as to finding a home or sustenance for their basic essentials. We would like,therefore, to invite those in the community who have an equal interest in meeting this need bycoming together and discussing what options there may be to bring about some refuge in the citythat will supply basic housing needs in these circumstances on a regular basis.Therefore, we are looking towards a better and more sustainable solution to this, once we havethe views of those, like you, who can make a real difference in the future.Thus, we would like to host a forum for discussion during an evening in September, when we canshare the findings of our first research. Please would you let us know if you will be available to comealong to our offices on Thursday 8th September at 7.30pm or send another person who wouldrepresent your concerns? We have invited a director of Boaz Trust who has a lot of experience inthis field to join us.Yours sincerely, Patricia Baxter Sheila Boddington Patricia Baxter (Mrs) Sheila Boddington Project support Worker Volunteer

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