Sidmouth's Gateway homeless charity launches website
- Credit: Gateway Sidmouth
Gateway, Sidmouth’s Homelessness Action Charity, has launched a new website which provides information about the charity, its partners and how to get involved.
Chairman Richard Barrett said: “As a result of the personal economic cost of coronavirus, people are suddenly finding themselves in urgent need of shelter and support. We needed to raise the profile of Gateway and a step towards this is having our own website.” He went on to say “This has been made possible by a generous donation from a local organisation which is very supportive of our work in the Sid Valley.”
Gateway is now in its sixth year and the charity offers practical help and advice to anyone in the Sid Valley who finds themselves homeless or at risk of losing their home. The team will work with any such person who wishes to engage with the charity, and with whom it is safe to do so.
Richard said: “In the last 12 months, Gateway has provided support for about 20 clients, and has recently helped three families to find alternative accommodation. This has been achieved thanks to our incredible, hard-working caseworkers, and the EDDC Homelessness Navigators.
“Sadly we anticipate an increase in demand for Gateway’s services. The charity always welcomes enquiries from anyone who would like to offer their time working with our clients.”
If you wish to find out more would like to make a donation then contact Gateway via the new website: www.gatewaysidmouth.org.uk