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Cash problems force Shelter to close its Lincoln centre

The homeless charity Shelter is to close its Lincolnshire branch because of financial pressures.

The centre on Melville Street, Lincoln, offers walk-in advice on housing issues and legal rights as well as organising outreach sessions across the county.

The charity said the branch was losing £100,000 a year and tightening funding meant it had to be axed.

Seven members of staff will be affected when the centre closes at the end of this month.

Jude Wood, Shelter's regional manager for Lincolnshire, said: "Our National Project Board has looked at this and and made the decision that we cannot make this service viable - we are losing £100,000 on this service and we have had to make this difficult decision."

She added that help would still be available to people with housing problems.

"Shelter runs a national free-phone helpline and our colleagues within the Citizen's Advice Bureau, who are bidding for funding for their legal services, will hopefully be available in the area."



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