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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 March 2008, 18:19 GMT
Homeless services get cash boost
More than 1m is to be ploughed into services in Lancashire to help combat homelessness across the county.

The money - a total of 1.5m - will be used to develop more facilities and support services at the Lancaster and District YMCA's premises in Lancaster.

It will also help provide short stay and move-on accommodation.

The cash has come from a 70m pot of government money to help homeless people gain confidence and skills to achieve independence by finding jobs.

Phil McGrath, general secretary of Lancaster and District YMCA, said: "This is brilliant news for the homeless people of the Lancaster district.

"It is a much welcomed boost to what we're sure will be a fabulous facility."



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