A WISBECH night shelter has been praised by police for reducing the amount of “street drinking, rough sleeping and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour” on the streets of the town.
Luminus Ferry Project’s Night Shelter opened in January and provides emergency shelter for up to 13 rough sleepers from the migrant community who have no access to benefits.
Ferry Project also puts clients in touch with partner agencies so they can break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment.
Cambs Police congratulated the night shelter for providing a much-needed service for the local community, who are delighted that the number of rough sleepers in Wisbech and the surrounding area has been reduced.
Members of the public have also reported feeling safer when in the town centre at night.
Chairman of Ferry Project, Chan Abraham said: “The Luminus Ferry Project Team is doing outstanding work in Wisbech, supporting the most vulnerable members of society to give them hope and the chance to make a better life.
“The night shelter is an invaluable resource for the local community and is a key part of our Road to Renewal as we encourage people to take responsibility and change the world for the better.
The positive feedback from Cambs Police is confirmation that we have got things right and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them to make Wisbech a safer and happier place to live.”